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Engineer creates first USB-C AirPods charging case

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The identical engineer who put a USB-C port onto an iPhone, has now accomplished the identical factor with an AirPods case — particularly so all his Apple units cost the identical means.

YouTuber and engineer Ken Pillonel changed his iPhone’s Lightning port with a fully-functional USB-C connector in October 2021, then offered it for $86,000. Now he is repeated the feat with an AirPods charging case.

“Do not you discover it annoying that you need to carry a number of chargers with you daily?” he asks in his new, transient YouTube video. “Let’s do one thing about it.”

The video is a brief teaser for a fuller one which guarantees to enter extra element in regards to the particular steps Pillonel took. Nevertheless it reveals him eradicating the Lightning connector, utilizing an engineering drawing app to mannequin what he wished, then turning that right into a part.

“And now I lastly have all my Apple merchandise charging with USB-C,” he concludes. “It took lots of effort however it was price it.”

It is beforehand, and broadly, been reported that the European Union is urgent for all smartphone producers to undertake USB-C as a charging commonplace. Nevertheless, these similar proposals are anticipated to cowl different units too, doubtlessly together with AirPods.

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