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.

Twelve South AirSnap AirPods Case

Clip-on protection: Twelve South AirSnap Leather Protective Case for AirPods

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 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.

CaseSack hard case with AirPods

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.

$13 at Amazon
Elago Silione AirPods case

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.

$5 at Amazon
Nomad Rugged Case for AirPods

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.

$35 at Nomad
Catalyst waterproof AirPods case

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).

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On trend: Happypapa AirPods Case for AirPods 2 & 1

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.

$7 at Amazon
Incase Clear Case Airpods Render Cropped

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.

From $18 at Amazon
Incipio Organicore Airpods Case Airpods Render Cropped

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.

Burkely Leather Case for AirPods

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.

From $19 at Amazon
ZenPod AirPods case

Fidget spinner: ZenPod for AirPods

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.

$20 at Amazon
AIRSPO AirPods Case

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.

From $7 at Amazon
Woolnut Leather Case Airpods Render Cropped

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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