I am not a huge fan of flying, the combination of sharing my personal space with a bunch of strangers, trying to get comfortable and the fear that every little bump means we are about to go plummeting towards the ground doesn’t make for an enjoyable experience.
One of the best ways I’ve found to escape the discomfort and anxiety is to watch a movie but then there’s the hassle of dealing with all the wires plus not being able to share the enjoyment with your travel buddy. The Airfly Pro from Twelve South is a smart little device that works in two ways, it can change any device with an audio jack into a Bluetooth transmitter and can send that audio to two separate Bluetooth headphones. This wireless headphone adapter lets you use your favourite wireless headphones or earbuds in places that only have a headphone jack, like airplanes and treadmills for example, it has a compact design 57 X 25.5 X 11mm and weighs just 15.6g, it comes with a travel pouch and keyring storage making it extremely portable. It is straightforward to set up, simply put the Airfly pro in pairing mode by holding down the button with one dot for 4 seconds, put your earphones in pairing mode to sync, to attach another pair just repeat the process by holding down the button with two dots, easy.
The Airflow offers 16hours worth of battery life, there is no automatic switch off so you must remember to turn it off when finished, there is also no battery life indicator which seems like an oversight. You can use different brands of earphones which is handy if you live in both an iOS and Android family like we do. It can be used to send audio from your phone to a car stereo, so you can enjoy music and get the sat nav instructions instead of syncing your entire phone to the car radio, ideal for rentals and sharing rides with friends. During our tests we found there was zero lag between the earphones, the audio quality was unaffected, it was very easy to use and paired effortlessly, great for sharing tunes with your gym buddy, enjoying a film together on flights or let the kids (or big kids) play on the Nintendo together without having to endure the tunes. £54.99
- Stable connection and audio quality
- Gives non-Bluetooth devices wireless Bluetooth compatibility
- Pair two wireless earphones to one device
- 16hour battery life and can be used whilst charging
- Compact and portable
- Included carry pouch and keyring storage
- No battery life indicator
- No automatic switch off