Ken Pilonel is an engineer who a few months ago was able to build the world's first iPhone equipped with a USB-C port at a price of $86,000. sell it Indeed, this price was a huge amount to buy an iPhone that was considered as a collector's item and therefore had a high price. Now he's back with a similar project for AirPods. He has now managed to replace the USB-C port in the lightning case of Apple AirPods. This feature also allows users to replace the battery of their AirPods case.
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This engineer, who recently posted a video of his AirPods with a USB-C port on YouTube, showed that adding a USB-C port to Apple's AirPods case is not impossible. Of course, we have to mention that this has its own difficulties, because this guy spent a lot of time designing a new case for charging and figuring out how to replace the Lightning port with USB-C. As you know, the problem with AirPods and any other type of wireless headphones is that After the battery life of their charging case is over, they will practically not have the functionality and charging of their first day.
Apple doesn't replace the AirPods battery case because it's cheaper to just replace the whole thing. This also harms the environment, which is why Pilonel decided to design an AirPods charging case with a USB-C port. In fact, it must be said that replacing the Apple AirPods battery is also a very difficult task, because the frame around this charging case is not removable, and this is the reason that it is almost impossible to replace the battery.
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After finding a way to design an AirPods charging case with a USB-C port, Pilonel quickly made it. Just like building an iPhone with a USB-C port, this had its own challenges. For example, Pilonel had to design a custom PCB that allowed him to replace the Lightning connector with a USB-C port. The engineer used Apple's own technology to secure the connector inside the AirPods case. In the end, all he had to do was snap together the 3D-printed AirPods case.
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