Best AirPods & AirPods 2 cases iMore 2021
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. Here is the list of the best AirPod cases to protect your AirPods charging case and suit your personality better.
These cases all fit the first and second-generation AirPods charging case, including the wireless charging case. If you are looking for AirPods Pro cases, we cover them separately.
- Clip-on protection: Twelve South AirSnap Leather Protective Case for AirPods
- Hard case plus: CaseSack Consolidation Travel Case for AirPods
- Silicone sleek: Elago Silicone AirPods Case
- Two-piece protection: Nomad Active Rugged Case
- Completely waterproof: Skin for Apple Airpods Case by Catalyst
- Leather pouch: Burkely Walker Leather AirPods Pouch
- Clear choice: Incase Clear Case for AirPods
- Earth-friendly: Incipio Organicore for AirPods Gen 1 & Gen 2
- Leather capsule: Burkely AirPods Case
- Fidget spinner: ZenPod
- So cute!: AIRSPO AirPods Case
- Full-grain leather: Woolnut Leather Case for AirPods
Clip-on protection: Twelve South AirSnap Leather Protective Case for AirPodsStaff 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 choose from. There is a cutout 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.
Hard case plus: CaseSack Consolidation Travel Case for AirPods
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.
Silicone sleek: Elago Silicone AirPods 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. Choose from tons of different colors.
Two-piece protection: Nomad Active 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.
Completely waterproof: Skin for Apple Airpods Case by Catalyst
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 (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.
Clear choice: Incase Clear Case for AirPods
This clear case protects your AirPods while showing them off at the same time. If you put decals on your AirPods case, you don't have to worry about obscuring them if you use this.
Earth-friendly: Incipio Organicore for AirPods Gen 1 & Gen 2
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 two colors.
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.
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.
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 bunch of different cartoon animal styles.
Full-grain leather: Woolnut Leather Case for AirPods
Gorgeous Scandanavian full-grain leather and microfiber lining protect your AirPods or AirPods 2 in style. The charging port and charging light remain fully visible and accessible; wireless charging works as well.
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, these are the best-in-class. There's something on this list for everyone - every case has its perks, but the AirSnap AirPods case is an iMore favorite. It's never lost because it clips to your bag. It's even got a cutaway, so you can see the charging status light on the AirPods 2.
If you're trying to save a couple of bucks, I'd go with the Elago. 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 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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