Four Ways You Can Charge AirPods Pro 2
Apple's latest AirPods Pro 2 sport the same uniquely Apple design but with more improved and more powerful features under the hood, including better noise canceling, adaptive Transparency, Touch volume controls, and a built-in speaker for the case to help you locate it with Find My.
For more flexibility when traveling with second-generation AirPods Pro, Apple has also made its signature earbuds more amenable to different charging methods. There are now four different ways you can charge an AirPods Pro 2 case when you're on the go. Here they are.
1. Apple Watch Charger
The AirPods Pro 2 case will sit happily on an Apple Watch charger. Be sure to place your case on the charger with the status light facing up and with the lid closed. The status light should show the current charge level for 8 seconds. If you don't have an Apple Watch yet still fancy using the charger with your AirPods Pro 2, Apple sells Apple Watch chargers separately for $29.
2. MagSafe Charger
Apple's MagSafe Charger is designed to charge iPhone 8 or later, as well as AirPods models with a wireless charging case. Apple sells its MagSafe Charger for $39, but do note that you'll need a USB-C power adapter to connect it to.
3. Qi-Certified Charging Mat
You can use any brand of wireless charging mat to charge the new AirPods Pro 2, just as you can with the Wireless Charging Case for AirPods that Apple sells separately. As long as the charging mat is Qi-compatible, you're good to go.
4. Lightning Cable
Lastly, you can always fall back to the wired charging option by using the Lightning Cable that Apple supplies in the AirPods Pro 2 box. The port on the Charging Case may not have been replaced by USB-C yet, but the Lightning Cable still does the job.