Some AirPods Pro owners report an unusual smell emanating from the plastic and rubber casings of Apple's hot new earbuds. Of all things, they say they detect a whiff of … blueberries. One expert tells Cult of Mac the aroma could be deliberate, or simply a result of chemical compounds in the plastics.
Your AirPods Pro may smell like blueberries. That is, according to a slew of anecdotal reports, not a joke. Since AirPods Pro debuted back in October, many users have been reporting a fruity aroma emanating from their premium wireless earphones.
According to those users, AirPods Pro have a fruit-like smell akin to blueberries or Fruity Pebbles.
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Digging a bit down, many reports speculate that the blueberry-like smell comes from esters, chemical compounds used in plastics manufacturing. Importantly, some esters are often associated with fruity aromas like banana or blueberry. The scent is also likely tied to the silicone ear tips that come with AirPods Pro.
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The ear tips just absorb the smell more than the hard plastic headphones while in the case. It's the case, not the tips. The tips just absorb the odor more than the hard plastic headphones themselves. Take everything out of the case, leave it closed, you'll smell this odd chemical smell when you reopen the case.
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If you're curious about why your AirPods Pro has a vaguely blueberry-like scent, it probably all comes down to the plastic materials used. Specifically, it's probably “off-gassing.” New plastic materials often have a scent shortly after manufacturing.
The bad smelling come from the case and the tips absorb the odor. You can't get off this odor, trying to clean it or blow it with a fan, not working. The odor will come back next day always.
But while many AirPods Pro owners report a fruity scent, others appear to smell something different. Some users say they smell a nail polish-like odor, glue or a more general rubbery silicone scent. At least one Redditor said that the smell could actually be a combination of things depending on what a user expects.
If your breath smells like acetone -- the same fruity scent as nail polish remover -- it may be a sign of high levels of ketones (acids your liver makes) in your blood. It's a problem mainly of type 1 diabetes but also can happen with type 2 if you get a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
Tornadoes' Terrible Sulphur Scent According to a number of storm chasers, including the late Tim Samaras, the air sometimes smells of a mix of sulfur and burning wood (like a freshly lit match) during a tornado.