While reviewers have generally given Apple AirPods Max headphones a good idea, there have been two consistent complaints: the awful design of the ‘bra’ case, and the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a way. to turn off AirPods Max mobile phones if you don’t insert them no one wants to carry.
One YouTuber did some experimenting, to reveal good and bad news…
The good news is that there is a way to disable AirPods Max without Apple ‘s case – and one that we can expect to see third – party case makers.
The bad news is that there is no practical way to do it without using an issue of some sort. In particular, you can’t turn them off while going around your neck, which is how many people carry headphones and earbuds between uses.
It was pretty clear that power had to be controlled by magnets in the case, so a YouTube channel Emergency technology start working out where the magnetic sensors in the headphones were, and how easy it would be to power them using your own magnets.
Magnets can be tracked without removing the headphones: you only have a few magnetic viewing films that cost a few dollars. Wikipedia explains how this works.
Magnetic field viewing film is used to change the magnetic fields of stationery or (more often); it shows where they are and the direction. It is a flexible flexible sheet, covered with micro-capsules in which nickel flasks are hung in oil. When magnetic power lines are parallel to the surface of the bearing leaf, the surface of the flakes is reflective, and appears clear. When force lines are perpendicular to the sheet, the slabs are on the edge, and appear much darker. When the film is placed on a magnet pole, the latter case applies.
However, the magnetic sensors were not powerful enough to appear like this, so the YouTuber had to go to trial-and-error using some weak fridge magnets, looking for disconnect the mobile phones from his iPhone.
This method revealed that the sensors are in the posterior sides of the leg. By placing magnets at both points the mobile phones go down, and removing them sees them power up. You can see this in the video below.
It is very practical to carry a pair of magnets and then hope that they will stay in place while you carry the mobile phones, but you know where the sensors make it practical for companies. third-party more attractive and protected issues for AirPods Max. It also means you could make your own if you are useful with a sewing machine.
One of my favorite leather bag companies, Waterfields, has already announced that it is working on an issue. To find out exactly what the owners of AirPods Max would want from an issue, the San Francisco-based company has a three-question review that you can fill out here.
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