By Andrea Romano
Updated: March 22, 2019
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Traveling with your favorite wireless headphones is about to get even easier.

AirPods are one of the most coveted, travel-friendly wireless headphones for people who are constantly on the go. While they have always been innovative, offering a few blissful hours of talk time and music play, they’ve still had some drawbacks (namely battery life for those power-users out there).

But according to Apple, that’s all about to change.

The company announced on Wednesday that the newest generation of AirPods are going to improve user experience immensely thanks to the new H1 chip the company has developed.

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The introduction of the chip into the new AirPods means that users get 50 percent more talk time (about an hour more), faster connect times, at least 24 hours of music listening, and hands-free operating using the new “Hey Siri” feature, according to the announcement.

Users can also buy their new headphones with a wireless charging case that makes it even easier to stay at 100 percent all the time. Which means your headphones won’t suddenly go dead when you’re 30,000 feet in the air. It’s a dream come true.

“AirPods delivered a magical wireless experience and have become one of the most beloved products we’ve ever made,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing in the announcement. “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better.”

The new Siri feature lets users change songs, make a call, or even adjust the volume just by saying “Hey Siri.” Say goodbye to fumbling between your headphones, ticket, passport, and suitcase. That’s one less thing to worry about, anyway.

The new AirPods can come with a standard charging case for $159 or a wireless case for $199. Or, anyone can order a wireless case by itself for $79.

The new AirPods are available on the Apple Store app and Apple website now and will be in Apple Stores beginning next week.

More information can be found on the Apple website.

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