AirSnap gives new AirPods the tough protection they deserve

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A gorgeous leather case armors your new AirPods 2 against theft, damage, and debris.
A gorgeous leather case armors your new AirPods against theft, damage and debris.
Photo: Twelve South

Yesterday, Apple launched the long-awaited second-gen AirPods, and its online stores are already having trouble keeping the updated wireless headphones in stock. You’ll likely be waiting a little longer while Apple races to keep up with orders. With impressive new features like the Wireless Charging Case, H1 chip, “Hey Siri” support and up to 50 percent more talk time, you’ll also be needing durable protection to keep these new accessories pristine and safe.

Enter AirSnap, the perfect way to keep your brand-new (and pricey) AirPods safe from damage, debris and theft. Snag this ultra-stylish and compact leather travel case while you wait for your new AirPods to ship.

HyperJuice AirPods wireless charger does what Apple can’t

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The HyperJuice is an AirPods wireless charger that, unlike Apple's, is available now, not sometime in the future.
The HyperJuice is an AirPods wireless charger that, unlike Apple's, is available now, not sometime in the future.
Photo: Hyper

Conspicuously absent from the Apple event yesterday was the AirPods wireless charger that the company first showed off last year. Well, you don’t have to wait for Apple to get its act together because a third-party accessory maker called Hyper just announced its own solution.

HyperJuice is a snap-on adapter to the Apple AirPods Charging Case, allowing it to get power from any Qi wireless charger.

With AirPods, Apple gets back to ‘it just works’ [Review]

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Apple's wireless earphones are easily one of the company's best products of 2016.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple’s EarPods have always been a go-to favorite for me. They’re included with every iPhone, always sound good enough for what I need, and I’ve always found them comfortable. Even going back to the good old iPod days, I’ve always kept a pair close to hand.

But now Apple’s moving on into the “wireless future” with its new AirPods. These completely wireless earphones let you listen to music and podcasts, make phone calls and talk to Siri. But just how do they measure up?