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This new travel accessory is a must for Apple AirPods owners

Commercial airlines are doing a much better job of catering to our connectivity needs while travelling.

Functional Wi-Fi, including media streaming, is far more common and we can now use our devices during take-off and landing.

However, despite those advances, the headphone quandary remains. If you want to bring wireless headphones like Apple’s AirPods onto the plane, you need to use the awful airline options to physically connect to the in-flight system.

Now, if you’re comfortable with buying yet another dongle, there’s a solution.

The AirFly adapter from Twelve South is designed for AirPods, but can be used with other Bluetooth headphones.

It plugs into anything that has a 3.5mm jack and transmits the signal from the in-flight system to the wireless headphones.

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About the size of the AirPods case, the AirFly could also be useful for other items unfriendly to wireless tech.

Gym equipment, for example, is notoriously reliant on wired headphones. We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve yanked them off our heads with a slight misstep on the treadmill or cross-trainer.

AirFly has an 8-hour battery life and is charged via microUSB. As it breaks the traditional connection between an iOS device and the AirPods, you’ll need to re-sync them after the flight.

It costs $39.99 in the US and £39.99 in the UK. You can grab it from Amazon or directly from TwelveSouth.

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