Best AirPods & AirPods 2 Cases iMore 2020

The charging case for your AirPods and AirPods 2 are perfect for protecting those precious in-ear miracles. But what about protecting the Charging Case? The hard shell can get scratched and scuffed just like any other device, and let's not even talk about what might happen if you drop the case from four feet off the ground. If you're in the market for a case to protect your AirPods charging case or you want to slip it into something that suits your personality better, we've got a list of the best cases to suit your needs.

These cases all fit the first and second-generation AirPods Charging Case, including the Wireless Charging Case.

Clip-on protection: Twelve South AirSnap

Staff favorite

It has a snap closure top. It protects your AirPods or AirPods 2 case in style. It comes in leather or twill with eight colors to chose from. There is a cut out at the bottom for easy charging. What more could you want? Oh, a clip so you can hang it from your backpack zipper or keychain? Done. It's all-over protection with style.

From $25 at Amazon

Hard case plus: CaseSack Travel Case

The CaseSack has a hard shell covered with a (cloth or PU leather) material in your color of choice. It zips up to keep everything secure and has two mesh pockets inside. It's large enough to fit your AirPods or AirPods 2 (or AirPods Pro or other brands of earpods), a Lightning cable, and a wall charger. You're set for anything.

From $11 at Amazon

Silicone sleek: Elago Silicone Case

This lightweight silicone case slips right over your AirPods and AirPods 2 Charging Case and adds just a slight bit of thickness with its impact-resistant material. It's got a soft coating to help with grip and keeps dust from sticking to it. It also comes in "Nightglow Blue" glow-in-the-dark tone should that be useful to you.

Two-piece protection: Nomad Rugged Case

If you want simple, minimalist protection, Nomad's Horween leather case is perfect. It is a two-piece hard case with a beautiful genuine, vegetable-tanned leather from one of America's oldest tanneries. Over time this will develop a rugged patina. It protects your AirPods or AirPods 2 with a bit of class.

$30 at Nomad

Completely waterproof: Catalyst Waterproof Case

Keep your AirPods or AirPods 2 charging case sealed up tight. Catalyst's thick silicone case leaves no crack or port exposed, but you can still open the top to grab your AirPods and charge the case without removing it. The IP-67 case renders your AirPods waterproof up to one meter (3.3 feet).

Leather pouch: Burkely Walker Leather AirPods Pouch

Rugged elegance is what I like to call this case. Its rawhide style design evokes a bit of a "cowboy out west" vibe. It comes in a variety of subtle, muted colors, including a nice burnished red, and has an embossed Burkely logo. On the practical side of things, it has a snap closure and a handy hook.

$29 at Burkely

Soft shell: TXesign Neoprene Carrying Sleeve

This rough-and-tumble carrying case is made of neoprene and lycra or PU leather to keep your AirPods charging case safe from the elements. It has a velcro strap across the front to keep the flap securely closed and a D-ring on top so you can attach it to any style of clip.

From $6 at Amazon

Leather capsule: Burkely AirPods Case

Looking like a pillbox from the 1800s, this one is unique. While most cases are molded to fit the AirPods Case, Burkely takes a few liberties with the design of this case, offering a pleasingly boxy design. The beauty of this is that it's not necessarily apparent from the outside what lies inside.

$29 at Amazon

Fidget spinner: ZenPod

We all do it; snap the AirPods case open and shut, fidgeting about without even realizing it. The ZenPod is the perfect case for satisfying your need to fidget with a spinner built-in. Just flick your case round-and-round while you're chatting with friends. It's mesmerizing.

$25 at Amazon

So cute!: AIRSPO AirPods Case

If you want to add a little flair to your AirPods case, you're going to make all of your friends go, "Awwww" when they see this adorable cover. It's made out of silicone and will protect from scratches while looking totally 'Gramable. Choose from a dozen different cartoon animal styles.

$10 at Amazon

My personal favorite

If you want to add a little style and a lot of protection to your AirPods or AirPods 2 Charging Case, these are the best-in-class. There's something on this list for everyone - every case has its perks, but if you want to know my faves... I keep my AirSnap AirPods case with me at all times, and it's never lost because it's clipped to my bag. It's even got a cutaway so I can see the charging status light on the AirPods 2.

If you're trying to save a couple of bucks, I recommend the TXesign Neoprene Carrying Sleeve. It's got that gamer look to it, and it'll protect your AirPods Charging Case without taking up to much space.

The Burkely AirPods Case is one to consider for anyone who is looking for something a little different or doesn't want it to be too obvious that the case is protecting an expensive pair of Apple earphones.

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