One of the hottest gifts for the holidays ever since they were rolled out in 2016 is Apple’s AirPods. If you’re on the hunt for headphone deals to give as a gift to a loved one or even yourself, AirPods deals should also be on your radar, such as Amazon’s $40 discount on the second-generation Apple AirPods with wireless charging case that brings the wireless earbuds’ price down to just $160, from the original price of $200.
The second-generation Apple AirPods is very easy to set up with an Apple device – all you need to do is to open the charging case and hold it next to your iPhone or iPad. Pairing with an Android device requires an extra step of holding the button at the back of the charging case, but it’s still an easy process. Once the connection is established, you just need to take the AirPods out of their case and place them in your ear to start hearing your device’s audio through the wireless earbuds.
Apple promises up to 5 hours of listening time on a single charge for the AirPods, but with the multiple charges held by the charging case, you can enjoy the wireless earbuds for more than 24 hours. This should be enough time for you to be able to charge the AirPods and the charging case, so you can slip them on again for another full day of use.
When comparing the AirPods and AirPods 2, the obvious difference is that the LED on the wireless charging case has been moved to the front, so that you can see the charging status when you place the case on a wireless charging pad. The main upgrade, however, is the replacement of the W1 chip with the H1 chip, which increases talk time to 3 hours from 2 hours, enables always-on Siri, and improves the connection to your paired devices.
The second-generation Apple AirPods with wireless charging case offers great value at its original price of $200, so it’s a steal at its discounted price of $160 on Amazon, $40 off its original price of $200. There’s no telling how long stocks will last though, so if you want the AirPods in your ears in time for Christmas, you should click on that Buy Now button as soon as you can.
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