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For all the blessings that come with a nice set of AirPods, there’s a good chance you’ll need a new case. Maybe you drop yours too often or simply don’t think it’s providing the same charge it once was. When it comes time to get a new AirPod case, there are a bunch of solid options for keeping your Pods charged. Here are the four best AirPod charging cases.
The best AirPod charging cases
Cliche though it may be, when it comes to Apple products, you get what you pay for. If you’re looking for a new charging case, it’s worth considering just getting another Apple AirPod charging case. While paying the Apple tax isn’t great, you’ll never have to worry about any compatibility issues that might pop up with third-party products. The only real downside is the price; the case alone costs $69-$79.
If size isn’t a factor and you just want the absolute most juice for your buck, this power bank/AirPod case can’t be beat. Holding enough power to recharge AirPods 15 times or an iPhone two or three times, no other solution takes you farther. The only downside is its size. You can’t easily take it on a walk, making it strictly a tool for travelers or office commuters with a bag. Still, with space to store and charge your AirPods along with USB and USB-C ports, this may be the tool travelers never knew they always needed.
If you’re looking to replace your AirPods case, there’s no reason not to upgrade while staying within your budget. Neotrix’s budget-minded AirPod case supports wireless Qi charging and has enough battery life to fully charge your AirPods five times. You even get a Bluetooth connection button. In fact, the only thing that’s different than an Apple AirPod case is the price — it’s just $35.99. Some reviewers have complained about the cheap build, but when you could get two of these for the price of one Apple Airpod case, that’s a minor complaint.
If you read the list of all the features of the Neotrix AirPod case and said to yourself “I don’t need a Bluetooth connection button,” then allow me to introduce the Bleakteir AirPod charging case. It comes with the same features as the Neotrix, minus the Bluetooth button, for $10 less.
The Catalyst charging case might not be quite as sleek as the Apple option or competitors that mimic the company’s design, but it is shockproof and waterproof for accident-prone or adventurous users. It also comes in a variety of bright colors, so if white isn’t your thing, Catalyst has you covered. And: It’s only $24.99. It won’t deliver as much juice as other options and isn’t as hi-tech, but if just want to keep your ‘Pods safe, it’s a great, affordable option.
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John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adopter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.