Thursday, 22 February, 2018

AirPods or FlamePods? Apple's premium earphones blow up in man's ear

Florida man says Apple Air Pod earphone blew Apple is investigating why one AirPod caught on fire in Florida
Delores Daniels | 11 February, 2018, 05:16

He left the AirPods on a piece of workout equipment and got help.

Jason Colon, the owner of the AirPods was listening to dance music at the LA Fitness when he saw white smoke coming out of the right half of the AirPods. It stands to reason that, like any other rechargeable battery, those units could be damaged or defective in a way that could cause them to rupture. As for now, what are your thoughts on the AirPods blowing up on a Florida man? "But I'm sure that since it hangs down, it could've been ear lobe, my ear lobe could've been burnt".

A man in Florida was taken aback when his AirPods started to malfunction and releasing smoke while he was at the gym this week.

"It was already popped", he said.

With the AirPods, Apple has created a bold new kind of wireless headphone, removing the annoyances of struggling to pair and remembering to turn them off to avoid battery drain. I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried. "You can see flame damage", Colon said.

"I don't know what would've happened to my ear", Colon said.

In 2016, Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 after some phones caught fire because of a defect in the batteries.

A man's AirPods exploded while he was at the gym YouTube/News Channel 8 A man's AirPods have exploded while he was at the gym.

This isn't the first case of a popular product bursting into flames. By the time he got back, one of the AirPods had blown up, he claims.

Meanwhile, an Apple spokesperson told media that they are investigating the matter and will reach out to Colan to figure out exactly what happened to the wearable.

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