It seems everyone nowadays is carrying around a little glossy white box. No, it’s not floss—it’s AirPods.
Given how ubiquitous and successful Apple’s foray into wireless audio has been, there’s been no shortage of case options out there for the AirPods.
We’ve ventured into the wide world of cases to find some of the best options available, just for you. We think an AirPods case should serve a few functions:
- It should be protective: The best AirPod cases should offer at least some defense against scratches and chipping.
- It should be unique: Given that everyone and their dog seems to have a pair of AirPods tucked into their pockets, a case should lend some individual personality to your own set. This becomes rather helpful if, for instance, two AirPod cases get left on a table. Plus, there are a ton of fun options out there!
- It shouldn’t interfere with wireless charging, one of the AirPods’ best features.
- It should be affordable. The AirPods are already notoriously pricey. Let’s not add to the bill with an overpriced case.
Without further ado, here are our picks for the top 10 AirPod cases.
Best 2020 AirPod Cases
#10 SaharaCase Silicone Case for AirPods
Our silicone case for AirPods is precision-engineered for a seamless, perfect fit over the AirPod charging case. The high-quality silicone offers impact-absorbing protection without adding too much bulk to the case. The case also has much-needed grip—the bare AirPods case tends to be a bit slippery for our liking. The case includes a strap and carabiner for easy attachment to a belt or bag, which, after using, is something we now can’t live without.
If that’s not enough value, the SaharaCase Silicone Case comes in a huge range of colors and styles, including beautiful marble and floral prints, and includes a bonus hard-shell case, ear hooks, and strap holders.
Buy now on SaharaCase.com.
#9 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 Apple’s AirPod case is an ideal canvas for case makers to come up with crazy, unique designs, and we think this classic iPod design is one of the best. It harkens back to Apple’s earlier days very elegantly while offering a fair bit of protection against the elements.
While Elago hasn’t included handy features like a strap or clip onto this model, the charming design alone is worth the (very affordable) price and will set your AirPods apart from a sea of glossy white sameness.
Buy now on BestBuy.
#8 i-Blason Cosmo Series Case for AirPods
Rather than silicone, this is a hard plastic 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 wear or backpack hanging.
Buy an i-Blason.
#7 LitoDream Decorated Hard Case for AirPods
Here’s another option for a hard case that’s just too cool not to take a look. There are so many fantastic-looking options for colors and prints that even the most discerning AirPod user (and let’s face it, if you’ve got AirPods, you’re discerning) will find something to love.
We’re partial to the palm leaf design, but there are a ton of options available for any taste. The puppy paws design would be fantastic for a dog lover.
Buy now on Amazon.com.
#6 OtterBox Ispra Series Case for AirPods
OtterBox is perhaps the granddaddy of case makers, so we had to include something from them on our list. 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 a reliable workhorse case. A lofty price keeps this offering from appearing higher on our list, though.
Buy now on Otterbox.com.
#5 ICARER Leather Case for AirPods
If Indiana Jones had AirPods, this is the case he would use. This is a genuine leather case (unlike imitation plastic models) that protects your AirPods and offers a rugged, worldly aesthetic. We particularly like the carrying clip on this model, which goes very well with the adventurous look.
While leather won’t be as protective as silicone or hard plastic material, it gets extra style points for its uniqueness.
Buy now on Amazon.com.
#4 SGVAHY Plush Case for AirPods
Admittedly, this case design is only practical if you carry your AirPods primarily in a bag. However, letting adorable dinosaur tote your Airpods (and charging them up!) is too good to ignore.
SGVAHY Fluffy's head flips up to reveal the AirPod case inside, and the plush features a strap for easy fastening. When the Fluffy is closed, he looks just like a normal plush toy, effectively protecting your AirPods from not only impact damage, but theft. With this case, you’ll be saying, “gotta catch ‘em all!”
Buy now on Amazon.com.
#3 Pela Eco-Friendly AirPods Case
For the environmentally-conscious among us (and shouldn’t we all be?), this compostable case from Pela is a fantastic and guilt-free option. Much has been said of the AirPods’ place in our disposable plastic society, so this eco-friendly 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 newly-shaped version of the AirPods, toss this case into your garden and give it new life. Imagine doing that with a traditional plastic case!
Buy a Pelacase.
#2 Spigen Rugged Armor Case for AirPods
Spigen has a long history of thoughtfully-designed, impeccably-produced cases, and this Rugged Armor Case is one of the best AirPod cases out there.
This is a two-piece hard case with a very sleek carbon-fiber design that’s both understated and unique. Because hard cases don’t have much flex, they must be precisely engineered to fit over the AirPod case as snugly as possible without being too tight.
Spigen has succeeded in this regard with a case that’s easy to install but stays firmly and reassuringly attached. This is a stellar case that’s well-deserving of a top spot on our list.
Buy a Spigen.com.
#1 SaharaCase Urban Case for AirPods
There are few cases out there that are as comprehensively appealing as our Urban Case. Featuring a uniquely-patterned silicone material that works in both masculine and feminine ways, the Urban case is just as attractive as it is protective.
Packing in a battery of extras, including a protective case, ear hooks, strap holders, and a handy belt clip, the Urban Case does it, all for a veritable steal of a price. Pick your favorite color, of which there are several available, and get on your way to your next (beautifully soundtracked via AirPods) adventure!
Buy now on SaharaCase.com.
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Making a Case for AirPods
With so many choices out there for AirPods, ranging from the clever to the extreme to the just downright funny, it can be hard to pick out which option is right. We hope this list has helped you decide on your pick for the best AirPod cases out there. Head over to our shop for a full range of fantastic protection options for all your devices, from AirPods to iPhones.