A slim AirPlus case brings wireless charging to the AirPods
Apple's first crack at cable-less Bluetooth headphones is due for a successor in the not-so-near future, and, so far, we've been hearing that updated AirPods will be coming in the fall with a Siri agent that will always be listening, and the W2 Bluetooth connectivity chip that made a cameo in the latest Apple Watch Series 3. The W2 chip makes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 50% more power efficient than the previous W1 chip design that is in the current AirPods, so the upgrade in terms of battery life may be quite significant.
Doubling as a protective silicone case for your AirPods, the AirPlus adds compatibility with any Qi-certified wireless charging stand, pad or mat. The MSRP price is about 35 USD, but you can get some early bird discounts on the project's page. The AirPlus comes in a variety of colors, too, so you can dress up your old Qi-less AirPods in a more flashy manner.