Apple launches the next version of AirPods with wireless-charging, improved battery life and hands-free siri for communication. Apple launched the device with a Qi wireless charging case and with a hands-free Siri just by saying Hey Siri for activation of communication through devices. The Qi wireless charging case seems to be optional as the deice comes with default regular case alongside.
The default setup is tagged with a price of $160, as usually the device is charged with the Lightning cable. The Qi wireless charging case setup comes with a price tag of $200. The good plot for the first generation AirPods owners is that the Qi case is backwards compatible which is available for $80. The Qi case also has a lightning port too as if the Qi mat handy is not available go with Lightning cable option.
The features that bags the attention is the hands-free Siri which can wake up the connected device easily. The new AirPods are powered by the new H1 chip, which will support Bluetooth 5.0 and makes use of power more efficiently. The switching between devices twice as faster than the previous model. The talk-time hours can be extended with upto 50% more with the new H1 chip configuration for new Airpods. The charging case has both wire and wire-less configuration.
The device is now available on Apple website