The Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) with Wireless Charging Case portable Bluetooth wireless earphones have a non-isolating earbud design. These earphones are intended for use with Bluetooth connected Apple iPhones, but also work with other Bluetooth enabled audio devices and have a reception range of around 33 feet. They have built-in microphones and integrated music player track skip forward and cell phone call connect/disconnect Bluetooth controls. Additional features include volume and music player control via Siri digital assistant spoken commands when used with some Apple devices. The AirPods (2nd Gen) with Wireless Charging Case comes with a Qi wireless charging compatible charging cradle/recharger battery/carrying case, and a USB charging cable. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.
Plug typeThe type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
Integrated microphoneHas an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control
Call connect/disconnect controlThis allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Integrated volume control
Integrated volume controlThis allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated function control
Integrated function controlThis allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Warranty: parts, labor
Warranty: parts, laborWarranty (parts/labor, mo.) indicates the length of the manufacturer's warranty for parts and labor, in months.
Additional featuresAdditional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Operates up to 5 hrs. on built-in rechargeable batteries. Either earpiece can be used alone for one ear monitoring of Bluetooth streamed audio and telephone communications. Carrying case/charging cradle has built-in rechargeable battery that the manufacturer claims can be used to recharge the earphone batteries up to 4 times (more than 24 hrs. of total playtime) between its own charges, can be recharged via USB to Lightning cable or with a Qi-compatible wireless charging mat, and can also be used with the Apple AirPods 1st gen model. Automatic Ear Detection pauses music when one Airpod is taken out of ear and resumes when it is put back when used with some Apple devices. Stops music when both are taken out. Automatically connects to unlocked iPhone and to all cloud connected Apple products associated with that particular account. Siri voice control can be voice activated ("Hey Siri" wake phrase) or by double tapping one of the earphones, and is only available when the Apple mobile device or computer is WiFi or cellular data connected to the Internet. To check the battery, hold the AirPods next to your iPhone or ask Siri “How’s the battery on my AirPods?” Has quick charge feature: 15 min of charging will provide 3 hrs. of playtime. Works with all Bluetooth audio devices, but some features (Siri digital voice assistant compatibility and control, and menu used for the following: naming the earphones, changing double tap options - Siri control vs Play/pause vs off, Automatic Ear Detection on/off, setting mic to left or right earpiece only) are not available unless earpieces are used with Apple devices using iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 or higher Apple OS versions.
Included accessoriesIndicates what additional accessories are included.
Qi wireless charging compatible charging cradle/recharger battery/carrying case, USB to Lightning connector charging cable.
Cord lengthCord lengths indicates the approximate length of the cord from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
WeightReflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.