Apple is now selling a standalone USB-C case for AirPods Pro 2! The $99 “MagSafe USB-C Charging Case” enables users to seamlessly transition from the Lightning charging case to the widely adopted USB-C standard.
This move aligns with Apple’s broader strategy of adopting USB-C across its product lineup. Following the recent launch of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C ports, the introduction of this standalone case further solidifies the tech giant’s commitment to this widely accepted charging standard.
In September 2023, Apple unveiled an updated iteration of the second-generation AirPods Pro with USB-C connectivity. At the time, the tech giant did not offer the USB-C case as a standalone purchase, forcing customers to shell out $249 to gain access to the charging standard. Apple’s alternative solution was a USB-C to Lightning adapter, priced at $29.
Now, users who own the Lightning-based AirPods Pro 2 can finally purchase a standalone USB-C case.
Apple is now selling a USB-C case for AirPods Pro 2, priced at $99
Apple’s new USB-C case for AirPods Pro 2 caters to the growing preference for USB-C connectivity, allowing users to enjoy the benefits of standardized charging across all their devices.
The $99 case offers a perfect fit for the AirPods 2, ensuring a secure hold and flawless functionality. Every click and tap registers with precision, and the familiar MagSafe connection remains intact, letting you snap them onto compatible chargers for a quick power boost.
Apple has also bolstered the AirPods Pro 2’s resilience with the new case, safeguarding them against environmental elements and ensuring durability. The IP54 rating protects your earbuds from dust and splashes.
As for Vision Pro compatibility, it is important to note that the new USB-C case for AirPods Pro 2 does not unlock the lossless audio capabilities of the headset. For that, users will need to purchase the $249 second-generation AirPods Pro with USB-C. This is because they offer 20-bit, 48 kHz Lossless Audio with ultra-low latency. From Apple:
AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case (USB‑C) will enable Lossless Audio with ultra-low latency to deliver the perfect true wireless solution with Apple Vision Pro. The H2 chip in the latest AirPods Pro and Apple Vision Pro, combined with a groundbreaking wireless audio protocol, unlocks powerful 20-bit, 48 kHz Lossless Audio with a massive reduction in audio latency.
Why make the switch?
The new standalone USB-C case is designed for users who own the Lightning-based AirPods Pro 2, making it a cost-effective way to unlock convenient charging and seamless connectivity.
Also, as mentioned above, the USB-C AirPods Pro offer several advantages over their Lightning counterparts. They boast improved dust resistance and even handle water splashes thanks to their IP54 rating, a feature that the standalone USB-C case for AirPods Pro 2 also shares.
If you are interested in purchasing the new USB-C case for AirPods 2, head to Apple’s website. Orders placed today will arrive between December 27 and January 2