AirPods instantly turn on when you take them out of the charging case. Put them in your ears and they connect instantly. This is the new 2nd gen model that features the H1 chip for quicker pairing and Hey Siri support. It has built-in touch controls like double tap to play or skip forward, charges quickly in the case and provides for seamless switches between Apple devices. AirPods also has a model with a wireless charging case that enables the case to be charged wirelessly on standard Qi charging pads.