The new Apple AirPods 2 looks and sounds very familiar to the first generation version, but its most notable change is the ability for it to wirelessly charge the case. The wireless charging case uses the Qi standard similar to the iPhone and countless Android phones on the market, which means you can use the same charging pad as your phone to charge your AirPods case. Another important improvement is the new H1 chip that replaces the W1 chip of the first model and enables hands-free Siri access.