Can’t hear you. I have Airpods.

Ever since the first iPhone was released, Apple has been one of the leading tech companies out there, so there’s no surprise that all their products are known to be extremely expensive!

Their latest product, the AirPods. These things don’t really need an introduction since most people know about them already. But to the tutors, grown ups or just simply people like myself that can’t afford them, AirPods are a pair of wireless earphones, that not only sound but also feels rather premium (no surprise there from Apple). But with a catch, they are absurdly expensive (also, a very Apple thing to do). These little devils cost around BND248! Imagine losing one of them! Which means you have to buy new a pair.

But on the plus side, people who own AirPods get ‘the rich privilege’, which means they’re ‘better’ than other people.

Personally I don’t really get the hype for them, since they don’t really look appealing. But they do pack some exceptionally good sound quality. Since they are wireless, you’ll need to charge them, but with Apple’s W1 chip, the battery lasts a full 5 hours. But it doesn’t end there, connecting your device with a pair of AirPods is just too easy, take them out, and you’re ready to go.

Apple’s AirPods aren’t for everyone however. Personally I wouldn’t spend BND248 on a pair of headphones, no matter how packed it is with features, it’s really unrealistic. And the design from my point of view, is just plain unattractive, I would actually prefer something more subtle and low-key. Although this is purely a personal preference. But hey, if you have some money laying around at home, around BND300 to be exact, why not?

Until next time, this is Grandpa Hasan signing out!

Grandpa Hasan reviews current trends : Part One

TIKTOK IS ON THE WORLDWIDE CLOCK

Tik Tok was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide, totaling up to a whopping 45.8 million downloads, surpassing Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, according to the American research company Sensor Tower.

Famous “influencers” such as David Dobrik, Lele Pons and “Logan Paul” had all begun with six second short platform-vine. Yes, you heard that right! SIX SECOND videos has been able to gather at least 10 MILLION fans for each and every single influencer.

Now, why mention vine? (which is now extinct, by the way.)

TikTok is has been dubbed “vine 2.0”, working the same way as vine, except with an absolutely MIND BLOWING new feature: AN ADDED 9 SECONDS. wAoW. (15 seconds has been called the magic number for TikTok users and fans) Tiktok users such as LIna and Lena MAntler have gained themselves over 32.1 million followers, and previous vine stars such as Liza Koshy has won over 13.2 million TikTok followers, winning FOUR streamy awards and one teen choice awards.

So why on earth are these people famous?

You see, TikTok videos are actually very creative (for once), delivering new, unique and unusual videos that take advantage of the added time. And believe you me, people actually like seeing something different for once. Even though they’re weird (like most of the TikTok videos) they’re still surprisingly addictive and amusing.

So what do I think about TikTok?

From my perspective, some of the videos are just plain unintelligent, but it’s that unbridled silliness that makes it so amusing to watch. TikTok has brought smiles to the world, and frowns to this old chap, and you know what? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. To some extent of course. I do wish younger generation out there the best of luck. Make good choices. Please. And stop dabbing. That is it for now, stay tuned for the next issue of my brewed reviews.