Untangled

As I write these words, I’m sitting in a plane ten kilometres above a desolate part of the Arabian peninsula. In Economy on this trip.

But a sweet little dongle is making my life a tiny bit nicer. This is the AirFly by 12 South. It sends out Bluetooth signals to wireless headphones or Airpods.

No longer do I have to listen to the inflight entertainment with a cable twisting through my minuscule personal space.

This device plugs into a standard audio jack – here shown with an adaptor for the airline audio jack – and sends out Bluetooth audio. Pairing is quick and simple, and it recharges via a USB port, now commonly found on airline seats. It has enough juice for about a day, so it’s not usually a problem.

I use noise-canceling headphones, but Apple Airpods work just as well. My only worry with the far smaller and handier pods is that one of those expensive little devils might slip out and be lost in the dark and clutter on the floor.

Britni

Written by Britni Pepper

Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures. Her schoolmates loved listening to her stories about princesses and pirates and dragons, and once she looked up to find the principal looking on. "No, no, don't stop, Britni," he said. "I want to hear what happens next!" What happened next was university, a job in the travel industry, and a career of travelling the world meeting the most fascinating people. Britni has travelled to thirty of the world's nations and loves making up stories about fascinating people doing interesting things in exotic places. No longer tales about princes and wizards, but her stories are just as much fantasy as ever.

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