It's been over a year since Apple first unveiled its AirPower wireless charging, but we're still waiting. While it might be dead (or at least severely delayed), there's one thing we've forgotten about: the promise of AirPods with wireless charging. Here's how to get with third-party cases.
While everyone has been talking about AirPower and its possible demise (although rumor has it that it's finally in production), let's not forget about the fact that Apple also announced a wireless charging case for AirPods, which would be available as a separate product that you could buy to replace the original case that comes with AirPods in the box.
However, we haven't seen that either, but it's a product that makes a whole lot of sense for something as small as it is – just throw it down on any wireless charging path and off it goes. So while AirPower may or may not be an appearance, wireless charging for the AirPods is really the one product that we want.
It's probably a good bet that we'll see this at some point soon from Apple, either in the second-generation AirPods or as a standalone option that you can buy for the current generation. The good news, though, is that wireless charging for AirPods already exists from third-party manufacturers. We've done a little digging and found a few options that you might want to consider as wireless charging is something that you desperately want with your AirPods.
NeotrixQI Wireless Charging Adapter Case ($ 20)
This wireless charging adapter case from NeotrixQI is basically a case for your case. You can find your existing AirPods in this wireless charging case and it will instantly give your AirPods wireless charging capabilities, and can be used on any wireless charger.
Inside on the bottom is a Lightning connector that plugs into the Lightning port on your existing AirPods case. From there, the wireless charging coils on the new case transfers the battery to the Lightning connector and into your existing case.
It does make your whole case a bit bigger, but the good news is that you also have a protective case of sorts for your existing AirPods case
Skywin Wireless Charging Receiver ($ 30)
Though a full-on case, this Skywin wireless charging receiver is more like a dock insert or sorts that gives your existing AirPods case wireless charging powers.
It's more expensive than the option above, but if you do not need to be completely enclosed wireless charging case, this little insert can be slightly more convenient option for you.
And it still works just like the case above, using a Lightning connector that plugs into the Lightning port on the existing case. The wireless charging takes over.
SliQ Wireless Qi Charging and Protective Case ($ 24)
If you mostly prefer silicone protectors and covers on your devices, you might be pleased to know that there is a silicone case you can get for your AirPods that also have wireless charging, called the SliQ.
] It's basically just a silicone cover that goes over your entire AirPods case and includes a built-in wireless charging path that connects to the Lightning port. And the soft silicone provides an extra bit of shock absorption if you ever drop your AirPods.