How to make your AirPods or AirPods Pro red to match your (PRODUCT)RED iPhone
The 2019 AirPods and AirPods Pro come in just one color, white. Luckily, there are ways to add color to your earbuds. To customize your truly wireless headphones to match your (PRODUCT)RED iPhone (or another color), consider one of these solutions. While one is an expensive solution, others are not.
It's all here
If you have yet to purchase your new AirPods, Colorware is perhaps the way to go. The company meticulously paints a new set of buds, as well as the charging case, in any color you choose. Colorware's "Formula" red is a near-perfect match for the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone, but there are a couple of different red options to make it you're own. Choose from gloss, matte, or metallic. You can even make the AirPod buds and charging case three different colors.Colorware offers AirPods with the traditional charging case starting at $299 and $339 for a pair with the 2019 wireless charging case. For either choice, you're paying a premium of $140 for the coloring. If you only want to purchase the wireless charging case (yes, it works with the first-gen AirPods too), you can do so for $129 through Colorware.The AirPods Pro are available through Colorware for $339, which is $90 more than you'd pay for a traditional pair.
You don't have to be a Canadian to love this white and red color combination. For around $10, you can change the color for each AirPod base to red (or another color) with ease. The adhesive wrap is applied around the AirPods like a sticker. There is a slight arc upward on the sides, for effect, but it's otherwise a straightforward application. To date, these aren't available for the AirPods Pro.
Change the case color
This alternative for the AirPods Pro covers only the case, not the buds. The front LED remains visible and wireless charging is available with the cover. Also in multiple colors, not just red.
This solution doesn't technically change the color of each AirPod, but it's worth considering nonetheless. For under $10, you can purchase this kit that includes a premium silicone case and a carabiner. Besides red, this product is available in nearly 30 additional colors. These aren't yet available for the Apple AirPods Pro.
For something completely different
If you don't want to spend the money and have a knack for home crafting, you should check out iMore connected tech editor Mikah Sargent's fantastic article about how to personalize your AirPods with a bit of DIY action.With an Exacto knife and a steady hand, you can make red AirPods for the price of a roll of red electrical tape.
A few choices
If you're willing to splurge on your new set of AirPods, you probably wouldn't mind going a bit further and matching them with your (PRODUCT)RED iPhone. The choices are limited, but available nonetheless. First, you can't go wrong with Colorware. This all-in-one solution is guaranteed to turn heads, regardless of the colors you choose. Yes, they are pricey, however.
Other choices exist, however. The cheapest, the DIY solution, only requires a roll of electrical tape. For something more specific, but still inexpensive, consider the Protective Silicone AirPods Accessories Kit or AirPods Pro Silicone Cover. The choice is yours!
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.