Good list from Jason Cipriani:
Apple is on to its second-generation AirPods, which adds to its arsenal an optional wireless charging case (you’ll pay $80 more for it) and always-on voice recognition for summoning Siri. Whichever version you have — the OG AirPods ($145 at Walmart) or this new update for 2019 — you’ll want to make sure you’re making the most of your wireless earbuds, and that means more than just listening to music.
These AirPods are fabulous. And just in time. My OG AirPods’ batteries were nearly dead. Some of Apple’s recent gadgets– Watch, AirPods, Macs, et al– are more like hardware subscriptions.