Apple Starts Selling Standalone USB-C Charging Case for AirPods Pro 2: Price in India, Availability

You do not need to buy the AirPods Pro 2 again to get USB-C charging support.

  • Apple launched AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C charging port in September.
  • The USB-C charging case is also MagSafe compatible.
  • Apple will start shipping USB-C charging case in January 2024.

Apple began a more mainstream adoption of the USB Type-C port this year. It not only launched the iPhone 15 series with the new port but also refreshed AirPods Pro 2 with a USB-C charging case. The only issue was if you already have AirPods Pro 2 with a Lightning port charging case, you would have to buy the earbuds again to get the new charging case. The good news is this is finally changing as Apple has begun selling standalone USB-C charging case.

Standalone AirPods Pro 2 USB-C Charging Case: Price and Availability

Apple has listed the standalone USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro 2 on its official website. The pricing for the case alone is Rs 9,900 which is not cheap by any means but considering it is from Apple, affordability is hardly an option. It is available with EMI options starting at Rs 1,723 per month.

You can buy the standalone case immediately, but the estimated delivery date is between January 6 and 18, 2024. The Apple Store Pickup service for the case is currently unavailable. It could change by the time Apple starts shipping orders for the new case.

Standalone AirPods Pro 2 USB-C Charging Case Features

The standalone USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro 2 comes with the U1 chip. This enables Precision Finding to help users find their lost AirPods quickly and more accurately.

There is an in-built speaker that can be used to play a sound when you are near the case but can’t pinpoint the location. The case has lanyard loop support but you will need to buy the lanyard separately.

The charging case is MagSafe compatible for faster wireless charging. It has an IP54 rating for dust, sweat, and water resistance. If you do not have a MagSafe charger, the case also works with Qi wireless chargers. The good thing is the charging case comes bundled with a USB-C charging cable.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 Specifications

  • Design: 45.2mm x 60.6mm x 21.7mm dimensions and 50.8 grams weight.
  • Sensors: Comprehensive set of sensors including dual beamforming microphones, an inward-facing microphone, a skin-detect sensor, a motion-detecting accelerometer, a speech-detecting accelerometer, and touch control.
  • Audio Features: For an immersive audio experience, they feature active noise cancellation, transparency mode, adaptive EQ, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, and a custom high-excursion Apple driver with a high dynamic range amplifier.
  • Battery: Up to 4.5 hours of listening time on a single charge (extending up to 6 hours with ANC or transparency mode disabled), 3.5 hours of talk time and a total of 24 hours with the charging case (30 hours without ANC or transparency mode).
  • Connectivity: It has Bluetooth 5.3, the H1 chip, and a MagSafe charging case