It’s an AirPods case with a USB-C port, how much could it cost?

AirPods 2 Pro review header
Pictured: Apple AirPods Pro
// Just in case.
Fergus Halliday
Dec 14, 2023
Icon Time To Read1 min read

Published on December 13, 2023

Lost track of the case for your AirPods Pro? Apple would love to sell you a new one with a USB-C port on it.

As of this month, Aussies can now buy a replacement case for the second-generation AirPods Pro that features a USB-C port instead of a lightning one. For now, this replacement option is only available through Apple directly at the cost of $159.

That's not pocket change. There are a ton of true wireless earbuds you can get for that much. Still, it's better than shelling out the $399 that a new set of AirPods Pro would otherwise cost you.

The charging case you're getting here is identical to the one that ships with the latest AirPods Pro, which means it includes a USB-C port rather than a Lightning one. It's also MagSafe-compatible and rated IP54 for dust and splash resistance.

If you've recently lost the charging case for your AirPods Pro or have the money to burn, that means it might be a good option (or the least bad one) for those looking to deal with one less kind of cable in their life.

Apple's shift to USB-C earlier this year came following a ruling by the European Parliament last year that all new phones, tablets, and cameras sold in the European Union would have to adopt the standard by late 2024.

Rev Streaming
We waste our time, so you don’t waste yours
There’s too much good TV and not enough time. We take the guesswork out with our weekly picks for what to watch.

You can’t watch it all, so we watch it for you.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Fergus Halliday
Written by
Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

Related Articles

Man looking at smartphone
Coles Mobile: Plans and prices
How does Australia's second supermarket telco rate?
Smartphones in a crowd with flashlights on
Numobile: Plans and prices
Need a new mobile plan? Try Numobile.