Top 10 AirPod Cases 2021

It seems everyone nowadays is carrying around a little glossy white box. No, it's not floss — they’re AirPods!

Given how ubiquitous and successful Apple's foray into wireless audio has been, there has been no shortage of AirPods case options.

Choosing the Best AirPods Cases

We've ventured into the wide world of AirPods protective cases to find some of the fantastic options available for you. Here are the criteria we used to identify the best AirPods cases that belong to our top 10 list.

  1. It should be protective. The best AirPods cases should offer at least some defense against scratches and chipping.
  2. It should be unique. Given that everyone and their dog seems to have a pair of AirPods, a case should lend some individual personality to your own set. An aesthetic AirPods case becomes rather helpful if, for instance, two AirPods cases get left on a table. Plus, there are a ton of fun options out there!
  3. It shouldn't interfere with wireless charging — one of the AirPods' best features.
  4. It should be affordable. The AirPods are already notoriously pricey. Let's not add to the bill with an overpriced iPhone AirPods case.

All that said, without further ado, here are our picks for the top 10 best AirPods cases today.

10 Best AirPods Cases

10. SaharaCase Silicone Case for AirPods

SaharaCase Silicone Case for AirPods

Our silicone case for AirPods is precision-engineered for a seamless fit over the AirPods charging case. The high-quality silicone offers impact protection without adding bulk to the case. This cool AirPods case also offers much-needed grip, especially as the bare AirPods case tends to be a bit slippery for our liking. The case includes a strap and a carabiner for easy attachment to a belt or a bag, which, after using, is something we now can't live without.

If that's not enough value, the SaharaCase silicone AirPods protective case comes in a wide range of colors and styles. Styles include beautiful marble and floral prints. Another reason why this is included in our best AirPods case roster is that it comes with a bonus hard-shell case, ear hooks, and strap holders.

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9. Elago Apple Classic Music Player Case for AirPods

Elago Apple Classic Music Player Case for AirPods

This silicone case from Elago is simple but effective — much like the product it's referencing. The boxy, plain design of this iPhone AirPods case is an ideal canvas for case makers to come up with crazy and unique designs. It harkens back to Apple's earlier days very elegantly while offering a fair bit of protection against the elements.

Elago hasn't included handy features like a strap or clip onto this model. Nonetheless, the charming design of this aesthetic AirPods case alone is worth the (very affordable) price. It will also set your AirPods apart from the sea of glossy white sameness.

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8. i-Blason Cosmo Series Case for AirPods

i-Blason Cosmo Series Case for AirPods

Rather than silicone, this is a hard plastic AirPods case that fits snugly over the body and lid in two separate pieces. The beautiful designs really won us over with their unique combination of geometric patterns and marble textures in a range of eye-catching hues. To top things off, i-Blason has included an always-welcome strap that allows wrist wearing or backpack hanging.

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7. LitoDream Decorated Hard Case for AirPods

LitoDream Decorated Hard Case for AirPods

This addition to our best AirPods case list is a hard case that's just too cool not to consider. There are so many fantastic options for colors and prints. Even the most discerning AirPods user will find something to love. And let's face it — if you've got AirPods, you're discerning!

We're partial to the palm leaf design, but there are a ton of other choices to meet any style and taste. The puppy paws design would be excellent for a dog lover.

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6. OtterBox Ispra Series Case for AirPods

Otterbox Ispra Series Case for AirPods

OtterBox is, perhaps, the granddaddy of case makers. So we had to include something from them on our best AirPods case roster. Its Ispra Series case for AirPods doesn't break any rules but delivers on the essentials in a big way.

High-quality plastic, a precise fit, and included carabiner add up to complete a reliable workhorse. A lofty price keeps this offering from appearing high up our list, though.

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5. ICARER Leather Case for AirPods

ICARER Leather Case for AirPods

If Indiana Jones has AirPods, this is the case he would use. This is a genuine leather case (unlike imitation plastic models) that protects your AirPods. We particularly like the carrying clip on this model, which goes very well with its adventurous look.

The leather won't be as protective as silicone or hard plastic material. This iPhone AirPods case gets extra style points for its uniqueness.

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4. SGVAHY Plush Case for AirPods

This case design is only practical if you carry your AirPods primarily in a bag. However, letting an adorable dinosaur tote your AirPods is too good to ignore.

SGVAHY Fluffy's head flips up to reveal the AirPods case inside. The plush features a strap for easy fastening. When Fluffy is closed, he looks like a normal plush toy, protecting your AirPods from impact damage and theft. With this cute AirPods case, you'll be saying, "Gotta catch them all!"

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3. Pela Eco-Friendly AirPods Case

Pela Eco-Friendly AirPods Case

For the environmentally conscious among us, this compostable AirPods case from Pela is a fantastic and guilt-free choice. Much has been said of the AirPods' place in our disposable plastic society, so this eco-friendly AirPods case could be your way to do your part.

The Pela Case is well-designed, and the speckled, plant-based material is quite attractive. Once Apple inevitably comes out with a new version of the AirPods, toss this case into your garden and give it new life. Imagine doing that with a traditional plastic case!

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2. Spigen Rugged Armor Case for AirPods

Spigen Rugged Armor Case for AirPods

Spigen has a long history of thoughtfully-designed and impeccably-produced iPhone AirPods cases. This Rugged Armor Case is one of the best AirPods cases in the market today.

This is a two-piece hard case with a very sleek carbon-fiber design that's understated and unique. Because hard cases don't have much flex, they must be precisely engineered to fit over the AirPods case as snugly as possible without being too tight.

Spigen has succeeded in this regard. The case is easy to install but stays firmly and reassuringly attached. This is a stellar AirPods case that's well-deserving to be on our best AirPods case list.

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1. SaharaCase Urban Case for AirPods

SaharaCase Urban Case for AirPods

There are a few AirPods protective cases out there that are as appealing as our Urban Case. Featuring a uniquely-patterned and thoughtfully designed silicone material that works, the Urban case is just as attractive as protective.

Packing in a battery of extras, including a protective case, ear hooks, strap holders, and a handy belt clip, this cool AirPods case does it all for a steal of a price. Pick up your favorite color from a selection of many, and get on your way to your next — beautifully soundtracked via AirPods — adventure!

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AirPods Pro and AirPods Max Cases

Apple’s latest AirPods Max and AirPods Pro releases have created a line of accessories to meet their design specifications. This means that you can't use the regular AirPods cases with either the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.

You can browse our wide selection of AirPods Max and AirPods Pro cases to find the one that best fits your preferences.

Making a Case for AirPods

With so many AirPods choices out there — ranging from clever to extreme — it can be hard to pick out the best AirPods case for your needs. We hope this list has helped you decide which could be the perfect case for your AirPods. Head over to our store for a full range of stylish, durable, and affordable case and accessory options for all your devices, from AirPods to iPhones.

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