If you aren't swayed by the second-gen AirPods' new features but want wireless charging for your first-gen AirPods, supplies of the standalone case (priced at $79) seem to going even slower. The new truly wireless earphones will be available in the coming months in India. For comparison, first-generation Apple AirPods are now regular price at The Source and Walmart.
The modest price cut is nearly certainly because of Apple's announcement of second-generation AirPods on March 20, but this is one of the rare times when they've been priced below $200.00.
You will require your own USB wall adapter with output of 2A or above (iPad AC adapter, not the sad stock iPhone AC adapter) to utilize the quicker charging, while fast wireless charging for Android phones will require a Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 charger. The charging case offers multiple charges and you can get up to 24 hours of listening time. There's no mention of wireless charging support, while battery life is presumed but not guaranteed to be better.
Based on the new H1 chip Apple developed for specifically for headphones, the updated Airpods feature improved synchronization and faster connect times with Apple devices, an extra hour of talk time, and enhanced voice control that makes it easy to switch songs, adjust volume, make calls, or get directions by simply saying, "Hey Siri", according to Apple. There is also the option to buy the Wireless Charging Case at Rs 7,500 separately.
This week Apple had revealed its 2nd generation AirPods.