People are already comparing Apple’s new AirPods Pro to Pokémon, hairdryers, and more


Not long after Apple announced its new $250 AirPods Pro, memes comparing them to Pokémon, Mario, and other characters were all over Twitter.

The new AirPods offer a few upgrades from their predecessors, including noise-cancellation and sweat-resistance. The redesigned earbuds also have a rubber tip, which has inspired meme comparisons of the new design.

This isn’t the first time AirPods have been meme fodder. Last year, AirPods became a meme where owners used them as a “flex,” wearing them to show how rich they were.

Here are some of the best reactions to the buds so far.

Memes comparing AirPods to the Pokémon Bellsprout appeared on Twitter almost immediately.

Clearly, a theme has emerged.

People are also comparing the new AirPods to anything resembling the rubber tips …

… which includes basically any animated character with a tube-like nose.

The animated penguin Pingu has even gotten a shoutout.

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Others are seeing more of a resemblance to hair dryers …

… but Mario apparently had them first.