The charging case for your AirPods is 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 it. Here is a list of the best AirPods cases to protect your charging case and inject a bit of your personality into the plain white case.
The best AirPods and AirPods 2 cases
These all fit the first and second-generation AirPods charging case, including the wireless charging case. However, they won't fit the AIrPods Pro or AirPods 3 cases since they're proportioned differently.
Twelve South's AirSnap has a snap closure top that can protect your AirPods or AirPods 2 case in style. It comes in leather or twill with eight colors to choose from. There is a cutout at the bottom for easy charging. What more could you want? What about a clip so you can hang it from your backpack zipper or keychain? Done.
Hard case plus
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 really any earbuds), a Lightning cable, and a wall charger. You're set for anything.
This lightweight silicone case slips right over your AirPods and AirPods 2 charging case and adds just a 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. Choose from tons of different colors.
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 IP67 case renders your AirPods waterproof up to one meter (or 3.3 feet).
This slim TPU case protects your AirPods in style. Choose from a wide variety of colorful and trendy patterns; the design is sealed under a layer of PET so it won't fade or peel off.
This plant-based Organicore AirPods case is 100% biodegradable in a compostable environment. It's a smooth, lightweight case that protects your AirPods from everyday bumps and scratches. The case comes with a biodegradable cotton lanyard for easy carrying. Choose from between two colors.
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.
We all do it; You snap the AirPods case open and shut or fidget about without even realizing it. This is the perfect case for satisfying your need to fidget with bubble poppers built right in. Plus, those silicone bubbles add drop and bump protection, just like the original poppable bubble wrap.
The best AirPods 3 cases
This shock-absorbing silicone case gives your AirPods 3 total coverage while maintaining MagSafe compatibility. A tiny cutout for the LED light lets you keep track of your charging status. The carabiner clip lets you attach your AirPods 3 to just about anything.
For the gamer
How fun is this? The elago AW5 AirPods 3 Case resembles a tiny retro hand-held gaming device. You can still see the LED charging light and charge your AirPods wirelessly within the case. You can choose from various color options.
Tough but cool
Get a little more protection with this tough armor case from Spigen. Extreme impact foam dissipates shocks for internal protection. The lines on the front can help improve grip and hopefully prevent drops in the first place. The case lets you charge wirelessly, and the LED charging indicator light is fully visible.
The best cases for AirPods Pro and AirPods Pro 2
Elegance and class
The AirSnap Pro is a protective and durable leather case for your AirPods Pro or your AirPods Pro 2. The attached S-clip helps prevent loss, but you can easily remove it if you want to use a standard keychain instead. The AirSnap Pro also includes a carrying strap, so you have multiple ways to transport it. The premium leather will help keep your AirPods Pro safe and secure.
If you want heavy-duty protection but still want elegant style, then the Rugged Armor case is what you want. It has a carbon fiber design and is made of tough, durable silicone that will withstand pretty much anything you throw at it. The case also comes with a keyring for easy portability.
The best AirPods cases for you
If you want to add a little style and a lot of protection to your AirPods or AirPods 2 charging case, we've got lots of great choices here. There's something on this list for everyone; every case has its perks, but the AirSnap AirPods case is an iMore favorite. You'll never lose it because it clips to your bag. It's even got a cutaway, so you can see the charging status light.
If you're trying to save a couple of bucks, I'd go with the Elago option. It's cheap enough that you could even pick up several in different colors to suit your moods (and your outfits).
The Burkely AirPods case is one to consider for anybody looking for something a little different or doesn't want it to be too obvious hat the case is protecting an expensive pair of Apple earphones.