AirPods updated with wireless charging case, new silicon

Apple Air Pods are displayed during a media event in San Francisco

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The company is also selling just the wireless charging case for the existing AirPods users for Rs 7,500 (in the U.S. - $79).

AirPods' new H1 chip delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free "Hey Siri,"' the firm said. The DamonLight Anti-Slip Silicone Soft Covers for Apple AirPods on Amazon cost just $11 for two pairs, and they're so thin that they fit inside the case while the covers are on them. Still, AirPods users have been waiting a long time for that Wireless Charging Case, and things like more battery life and the addition of "Hey Siri" are definitely welcome improvements. Instead, that is an optional accessory which costs extra. The interested customers can order the new AirPods starting from $159 that goes up to $199, which gets Qi-based wireless charging case.

The new AirPods are available to purchase today from and will are set to hit retail stores next week.

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Launching alongside these new AirPods is Apple's Wireless Charging Case.

The Wireless Charging Case can itself be charged up via any Qi-compatible pad, while "an LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance".

Users can also say "Hey Siri" to activate the voice assistant, rather than tapping one of the earbuds in the previous model.

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Likewise, the AirPods 2 are completely cable free, drawing battery from a pillbox-like charging case, with stem-like protrusions from the buds. The new version keeps the 5 hours of listening time of the first generation, but extends talk time to up to 3 hours.

Apple AirPods are displayed during a media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016.

Love them or hate them, Apple's AirPods have sold well for the company and the second generation improves on most of the basic issues with the first generation.

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