The AirPods are more comfortable and cost less, but the Skybuds are one of the better totally wireless earphones out there right now.
The Alpha Skybuds are simple, functional wire-free Bluetooth earphones with decent audio performance tempered by a high price tag.
If you backed Skybuds on Kickstarter, you’re probably going to be happy with what you get. You might already be using them now, as they started shipping to backers earlier this fall. But they’re not the kind of product I’d want to fork over $250 for at a store. The price of wireless earbuds is already dropping fast, and Skybuds is not the only company to get the basics right.