Although we’re living in a world where AirPods and other Bluetooth-equipped in-ear monitors are becoming the norm, many pieces of hardware still aren’t set up to connect to these headsets. Twelve South’s AirFly wireless transmitter has long been a useful device whether you’re trying to watch a movie on a long plane flight, dusting off your old Discman, or connecting to a cardio machine at the gym. And now the base model just got its first update.
Just over 1” thick and 4” long, including the accompanying auxiliary cord, the new AirFly transmitter has over 20 hours of battery life for multi-day use but can be used while charging as well. With its 33-foot reach, you can also plug the device into your television so you can use your wireless headset while playing video games or watching your favorite shows. Saving power when not in use thanks to the on/off switch, the AirFly also pairs instantly to familiar devices when turned on and can be easily swapped to a different device with the reset button.
Utilizing both SBC and Qualcomm’s proprietary aptX audio codecs for low latency, as well as Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, the new AirFly is your best bet when pairing your wireless headsets to a 3.5mm output jack. The company also has the AirFly Pro and Duo, which specialize in accommodating more than one listener. All three units come equipped with USB-C to USB-A charging cables.
If you want more versatility with your wireless earbuds, then pick up the AirFly now via Twelve South’s web store or on Amazon for around $35.