Although Apple’s AirPods Max come with a carrying case, it does not do an adequate job of protecting them. This can be risky when you’re on the go and want to prevent any damage to your premium headphones. Moreover, many people feel that the default case looks pretty weird too.
So, if you’re looking for the best AirPods Max cases that are both protective and aesthetically appealing, you’ve come to the right place. Here are my favorite options.
- WaterField shield case
- KT-CASE waterproof PU leather case
- Geekria ultra shell case
- Fromsky waterproof case
- IMSHIE travel carrying bag case
- Chirano hard shell case
- Linkidea protective travel case
1. WaterField shield case
This one holds the appreciation of being the first third-party case for AirPods Max. The San Francisco-based bag manufacturing company left no stone unturned to craft a case that fits as the best alternative for the default AirPods Max case.
It renders your headphones over-all protection. Inside, it has a magnetic leather butterfly to keep them in low power mode, just like the default case. Also, you get space to store your charging adapter and cable, which further makes it handier.
2. KT-CASE waterproof PU leather case
The storage case for AirPods Max is made using EVA hard shell and waterproof PU leather. The combination makes the case dustproof and shockproof for added security. Having been designed specifically for AirPods Max, it elegantly houses your new purchase with the default case that comes with it.
Thus, you don’t have to worry about missing the default smart case attributes designed by Apple. You also get additional space to keep the adapter and charging cable.
3. Geekria ultrashell case
This one carries all the required traits to be a durable, spacious, and affordable case for AirPods Max. At the exterior, you can notice the hard shell that protects your headphones from any impact, water, or crushes. Inside, it comes with mesh pockets to keep your charger, adapter, and other accessories. Also, there’s an elastic band running horizontally on the other side to ensure your headphones remain secured all the time.
4. Fromsky waterproof case
The protective AirPods Max case comes with a carabiner to hold them securely. It is elegantly designed using Ethylene Vinyl Acetate and features an inner cotton layer for that smooth touch. Also, it has a removable mesh pocket that houses your adapter and charging cable. While the material used gives you a smooth touch, it is durable to protect your accessory from scratches, water, and dust.
5. IMSHIE travel carrying bag case
You might dislike the original case due to its design aesthetics, but you can’t deny the tech traits it carries. This hard headphone case lets you store the headphones with the original case without compromising on the aesthetics. It carries an eye-grabbing design and features an inner mesh pocket to keep your charging cable, adapter, and other accessories.
What’s more? It is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and scratch-resistant.
6. Chirano hardshell case
You might have a tough time finding a reason to avoid this AirPods Max travel case. It’s smart, durable, and easy to carry. It is designed to house your luxurious headphones with the default case you received with it. Having said this, you can have both tech and quality benefits.
On one side, it has a large mesh pocket to keep your accessories. On another, it has a stretchable band to keep your headphones placed at one spot securely.
And yes, it will surely fall into your budget.
7. Linkidea protective travel case
This designer AirPods Max case is made using premium quality materials and offers sufficient space inside to keep your accessories. Designed by experienced artisans, it is crafted using crush-resistant, anti-shock, weather-resistant EVA. This ensures that your precious possession will remain secure even in the harshest circumstances. It also features an inner pocket to keep your accessories and a low integrated power/sleep mode switch flap to preserve your headphone’s battery.
Considering that the AirPods Max is newly launched and there will be more third-party manufacturers joining the list in the coming days, it will be tough to decide.
However, out of the available options, I personally liked the WaterField case and the Linkidea hard case.
Despite a hefty price tag, I liked the WaterField case as it has all the features of the original one and ensures you save the AirPods Max battery when not in use. However, if the price is a concern, I found the Linkidea hard case a great fit. Though it might not match the quality, it still serves the purpose while saving battery for you.
What’s your take?
Things to consider when choosing an AirPods Max case
- Price: The first thing on the list was this. I wanted to have the best case for AirPods Max but didn’t want to spend a fortune on it.
- Durability: Another key reason behind looking for an AirPods Max case is I needed 360-degree protection. The default case lacks protection for the canopy spanning the headband.
- Design: The case undoubtedly looks out of the box and, as claimed, serves few other purposes in enhancing the AirPods Max experience. However, it doesn’t fit my likes, and I would not prefer carrying it in hand all the time.
- Waterproof: This one’s a plus to have. Apple’s first-ever over-the-ear headphones are a pricey affair, and I wouldn’t want any external element to damage them even accidentally.
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Mayank is a published author and a tech-blogger with over ten years of writing experience for various domains and industries. At iGeeks, he mostly writes about blogs that solve user-problems and guide them on unleashing the full potential of their Apple Device. He can often be found with his headphones on, typing to the rhythm of some country song.