Hmm...good question! For my own vinly leather case, I have never tried charging AirPods case with the vinyl on. The version of my case doesn't have the MagSafe magnets so I have to visually see that the green light has turned on before knowing that it is charging. That is one reason I don't keep the vinyl case on for wireless charging.Sounds like a better option for sure. Come to think of it, does wireless charging still work?