Apple Introduces AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C Charging Interface
Apple has unveiled its latest lineup of products this year, including the highly anticipated iPhone 15 series, all featuring the USB-C interface for charging. Despite not launching a new generation of AirPods Pro, Apple has released a version of the popular earbuds that utilizes a USB-C charging case. Priced at HK$1,849, the AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C charging offer a convenient alternative for users. Today, we will explore whether the switch to USB-C is as simple as changing the charging plug for AirPods Pro 2.
Improved Charging Case Design
The AirPods Pro 2 USB-C earphones sport a sleek “stick” design, with a radio microphone located at the base of the stem. This positioning allows for better clarity of speech during calls. Additionally, the top of the earphone shell now features air vents and microphones, enhancing noise reduction and bass effects. Users can also press the stem to pause playback, change songs, and toggle noise reduction and transparency modes. The volume adjustment function, achieved through swiping the stem up and down simultaneously, has been retained.
▲ The AirPods Pro 2 adopt a distinctive “stick” design.
▲ A microphone is integrated into the bottom of the “stick”.
▲ Swiping the stem up and down continues to adjust the volume.
Innovative Features and Battery Life
The AirPods Pro 2 USB-C earphones and charging case boast an impressive 30-hour battery life. The new model also offers enhanced water and dust resistance, with an IP54 rating. The earphones are now sweat resistant, making them perfect for use during workouts. Let’s take a closer look at the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging case. While its size and appearance closely resemble the Lightning interface version, the connection area for the USB-C case is almost invisible, leaving no trace of the connection. In comparison, the Lightning interface version clearly displays the connection points on the charging case. This similarity in size allows users who previously purchased the Hermes AirPods Pro 2 case to continue using it.
▲ The AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging case features a pairing button on the back.
▲ The case includes a hanging decoration position on the side.
▲ Charging is conveniently done via USB-C.
▲ The AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging case bears a striking resemblance to the Lightning interface version (USB-C on the left, Lightning on the right).
▲ The connection traces are clearly visible on the Lightning interface version charging case (Lightning at the top, USB-C at the bottom).
Users who possess the Hermes AirPods Pro 2 Case can continue using it due to the similar size of the USB-C charging port.
A Complete Package of Accessories
The AirPods Pro 2 USB-C package comes equipped with a variety of ear gel sizes and a fiber-coated USB-C cable, making it a comprehensive offering.
▲ Various options for ear gels are included.
▲ The package includes a durable fiber-coated USB-C cable.
The following page will provide an in-depth analysis of the usage and sound quality performance of the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C.
Apple has replaced most of its products this year, including the iPhone 15 series, with USB-C interface charging. Even if AirPods Pro 2 has not launched a new generation, it has also launched a version that uses a USB-C interface charging box, and the price is still HK$1,849. Is it as simple as changing the charging plug for AirPods Pro 2 USB-C? The author will try it with everyone immediately.
The charging box has been made better
AirPods Pro 2 USB-C earphones all adopt a “stick” design There is also a radio microphone at the bottom of the “stick”, which is physically closer to the mouth, effectively improving the clarity of the user’s speech during calls . Air vents and microphones are also added to the top of the earphone shell to improve noise reduction performance or bass effect. The operation also supports pressing the “stick” part to pause playback, change songs, or noise reduction and transparency modes; the method of swiping the “stick up and down” at the same time to adjust the volume is retained.
▲ The earphones all adopt the “stick” design.
▲ A radio microphone is also added to the bottom of “Gunzai”
▲ The “stick up and down” swipe method to adjust the volume will be retained.
AirPods Pro 2 USB-C earphones and charging box have a battery life of 30 hours. The water and dust resistance has been improved to IP54. The earphones are even more sweat resistant, making them suitable for use during exercise. Take a closer look at the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging box. Although the size and appearance of the AirPods Pro 2 Lightning interface version of the charging box are almost identical, the middle connection part of the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging box is almost invisible There is no trace of the connection. On the contrary, the contact part of the charging box of the Lightning interface version of AirPods Pro 2 can be clearly seen. Since the size of the USB-C charging port of AirPods Pro 2 is similar to that of the Lightning version, users who have purchased Because Hermes AirPods Pro 2 earlier continue to use.
▲ The AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging case has a pairing button on the back
▲ With hanging decoration position on the side
▲ Charging via USB-C
▲ The appearance of the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging box is very similar to the Lightning interface version (on the left USB-C, on the right Lightning)
▲ You can clearly see the connection traces on the connection part of the charging box of Lightning interface version AirPods Pro 2 (Lightning on the top, USB-C on the bottom)
Since the size of the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging port is similar to that of the Lightning version, users who have purchased the Hermes AirPods Pro 2 Case earlier can continue to use it.
The AirPods Pro 2 USB-C package also comes with various sized eargels and a fiber-coated USB-C cable. The accessories are also quite complete.
▲ Comes with different sized ear gels
▲USB-C cable with fiber surface in the package
The next page is the use and sound quality performance of AirPods Pro 2 USB-C
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