What you need to know
- Max Stand is a wireless charging stand for your AirPods Max.
- Different colors are available to match your headphones.
I'm a big fan of AirPods Max but the charging solution is less than ideal. Lightning is cool and it does the job, but keeping your AirPods Max in the Smart Case sucks. How about a nice stand that also happens to wirelessly charge your fancy headphones?
That's what is available right now as part of a Kickstarter project. Max Stand is a little stand that not only gives you somewhere to put your AirPods Max but also wirelessly charges them thanks to a small Lightning-equipped nubbin. It's all rather clever, really. You plug the nubbin into your AirPods Max and that then charges via the stand. Magic
The stand itself is available in the same colors Apple sells AirPods Max in, making sure you have the right one to match your style. Prices start at €69 and I'm told we can expect shipment in or around May 2021.
These are some of the best headphone stands for AirPods Max available elsewhere and I have to say I prefer the Max Stand by some way!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.