Have you ever wondered if you can use wireless headphones on a plane? Don’t you have to plug in your headphones to the airplane jack to have them work?

The answer is yes, you can use wireless headphones on a plane. And yes, if you want to listen to the inflight entertainment system, you normally have to plug in your wired headphones into the airplane jack to hear anything. Until now.

Enter Airfly – A small device that allows you to wirelessly connect your Airpods or wireless headphones to the inflight entertainment system. Now that’s cool!

The Twelve South AirFly Wireless Transmitter uses Bluetooth technology and will connect AirPods & wireless headphones to headphone jacks at gyms, and on airplane entertainment systems. 



using Airfly at gym

Use Airfly for Airpods or wireless headphones at the Gym


Another cool thing about the Airfly is if you are a Nintendo Switch user, you can use it to completely play wirelessly!

Now I should mention that the Airplay was designed to work with Airpods, but it doesn’t have to. Airplay will work with any wireless headphones you decide to use.


How do I pair Airfly with my wireless headphones?

Just a few quick steps and you’re done. It’s easy.

  1. Connect the Airfly to a 3.5mm jack or audio source
  2. Press and hold the pairing button until the Airfly flashes amber and white. Takes a few seconds.
  3. Put your wireless headphones in pairing mode
  4. Headphones and Airfly will show “paired”
  5. That’s It! Enjoy your wireless connection. 


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Airfly features and specifications:

  • Very affordable
  • Compact, lightweight, easy to take with you anywhere
  • 1 Lithium Polymer batteries included. Battery will last 8+ hours
  • Bluetooth 4.1 technology
  • Nintendo Switch friendly

Pro tip:

If you plan to use the Airfly with Airpods, remember that AirPods must be INSIDE AirPod Case to enter pairing mode. This is a common mistake!

So if you are looking to use your wireless headphones either on an aircraft or at the gym, look no further. Grab the Airfly and you are all set!


Related: How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones Or Speakers To Anything!


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