Engineer hacks AirPods for USB-C charging

Ken Pillonel, the engineer who changed an iPhone to have a USB-C port, has done the same with an AirPods case.


In October 2021, Pillonel revealed how he replaced the port on his iPhone with a USB-C connector and sold it for $86K. Looks like the technician isn’t ready yet. Pillonel has uploaded a YouTube video teaser about the ‘world’s first USB-C AirPods’.

The 41-second video begins with a description: “Don’t you hate having to carry multiple chargers every day?” then goes on to show how he changed the Lighting port to a USB-C port. In the video, the same USB-C charger for charging a MacBook was used to charge an iPhone, then an AirPods charger.

Pillonel promises an in-depth video to show specific steps to make the USB-C port another time. It is also not yet specified whether he will sell his USB-C AirPods charging case or not.

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