AirPods are no longer niche. Apple sold 60 million pairs in 2019. The revenue from AirPods alone hit $12 billion — more than Spotify’s entire business. Yesterday’s meme is today’s gold mine.
And they just keep getting better, too. The recently-released AirPods Pro have vastly improved sound quality, they’re comfortable as hell, are sweat and water-resistant, and have excellent noise cancelation. In fact, the AirPods Pro has three different modes – normal, noise-canceling, and transparency, which means it allows you to hear some isolated sounds.
Ok, so maybe the wealth-mocking AirPod memes are warranted — yes, they’re expensive. But if you do get your hands on a pair, you’ll want to keep them as secure as possible. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our very favorite AirPods cases to keep your snazzy earbuds safe and sound.
The best AirPod cases for all budgets are below.
Chinatown Market x Smiley
Chinatown Market comes through with a day-brightening option, adding its signature smiley to yet another must-have accessory. A trusty brand, at a steal? Yes, please!
As you know, we’re all about balance. Which is why we’re taking you from a sub-20-dollar AirPods case to one by Italian fashion house Prada. To be fair though, there’s not much you can cop from Prada at this price, so it might be worth an investment.
3.1 Phillip Lim
More black leather, but this time courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim. Like the Prada option, this also comes with an engraved logo, letting you show some love for Lim.
Milan streetwear label Palm Angels provides plenty of opportunity for brand appreciation with a case that boasts a logo-printed lanyard attached.
Back to the budget-friendly side of life with an AirPods case from high street retailer Urban Outfitters. This one keeps it simple in terms of design but comes in a color that’ll make it hard for you to misplace those dinner-sacrificing headphones of yours.
Looking to show off more than just a little? This woven leather AirPod case from Bottega Veneta is pricey but pretty. It also comes with a detachable strap so you can turn it into a shoulder or crossbody pouch, and then show it off some more.
Yes, the AirPods Pro are sweat and water-resistant, but if you’re worried and want to keep them extra protected, this silicone case is both waterproof- and shock-resistant.
Silicone is durable, so durable that it’s a great material for creating a resilient shell for a pricey bit of kit. These cases from Mintapple are super affordable at less than 20 bucks and come in 13 different colors.
Hey, if you’re into pink, you’re into pink. We don’t judge.
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