Apple AirPods can only be turned off by putting them back in their carry case.
This is demonstrated in the following video:
- They emit 3x the bluetooth EMF of my Marley get together. (It emits approx 1000mV/m)
- They emit 3x the bluetooth EMF of my Macbook Pro. (It emits approx 1000mV/m)
- They emit 10x the bluetooth of my iPhone 6 on a cellular only call (It emits approx 300mV/m at your ear with wifi and bluetooth off).
And that’s at the source. By the time the EMF from my laptop gets to my head it’s reduced by the distance down to about 100mV/v. So streaming music to my Marley Get Together over bluetooth while I am using my laptop is 1/30th the EMF at my head compared to listening through the AirPods.
The second issue is that the Apple AirPods do not turn off unless you put them in their case. They continue to transmit even when the phone is turned off or out of range or in flight mode. My Marley Get Together turns off its bluetooth when the connection is dropped.
The only way to turn off bluetooth on Apple AirPods is to return them to their case. Don’t leave them in your ears or your pocket when you are not using them.