Keep it cool with this super-sweet AirPods 3 case [Review]

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Elago Ice Cream case review: Cover your new AirPods in a sweet-looking Ice Cream case.
Cover your new AirPods in a sweet-looking Ice Cream case.
Photo: Adel Neal/Cult of Mac

Whether you have a sweet tooth or just like to be different, the new Elago Ice Cream AirPods 3 Case definitely stands out. The nicely detailed silicone case looks like a tiny ice cream bar, right down to the colorful 3D sprinkles scattered on it. (A wooden stick at the bottom finishes off the look.)

It comes in two vibrant colors — mint and lavender — and for me, this case only has positives.

Elago Ice Cream AirPods 3 Case review

Elago AirPods 3 case review: Elago keeps cranking out fun, protective Apple accessories.
Elago keeps cranking out fun, protective Apple accessories.
Photo: Adel Neal/Cult of Mac

Elago is known for making unique and sturdy Apple accessories, from Apple Watch charging stands that look like miniature iMacs to AirPods cases that look like Nintendo Game Boys or old-school Macs. The company’s new Ice Cream case for third-gen AirPods doesn’t disappoint. It’s yet another high-quality accessory with a whimsical and eye-catching design.

It’s also practical. I’ve been disappointed by other cases, where the top flops back while I’m reaching for my AirPods. But Elago’s designs are different. You apply the top and bottom halves of an Elago case separately over your AirPods case. This makes it easy to open your case — and it stays open while you pop out your earbuds.

Disguise your AirPods inside this ‘cool’ case

The Ice Cream case is impact-resistant due to the high-grade silicone used in its construction. The tough exterior of the case provides ultimate protection, preventing any scratches or marks on your pristine white AirPods case.

The Ice Cream case may be made of silicone, but it isn’t like other cheap cases that get grubby because everything sticks to the material.  (If it does get a little dirty, it’s easy to wipe clean.)

This may be a thick, sturdy case, but you can still charge your AirPods without any problems because it’s fully compatible with wireless charging.

Elago’s Ice Cream case looks delicious

Elago Ice Cream case review: A shiny keychain lets you attach your AirPods to just about anything.
A shiny keychain lets you attach your AirPods to just about anything.
Photo: Adel Neal/Cult of Mac

For anyone looking for a fun and slightly different AirPods case, Elago is the go-to manufacturer. If ice cream’s not your thing, the company also makes fun, attractive cases that look like pineapples and peaches. (That’s in addition to the many Apple-themed accessories for which the company is most well-known.)

The new Ice Cream case follows on from Elago’s other brilliant designs. And all of Elago’s AirPod cases, Apple Watch stands and other accessories come with surprisingly affordable price tags. The lavender version, which I reviewed, costs just $16.99. The mint version runs a little higher for some reason ($18.99). But that’s still not a lot of cash to protect your pricey AirPods and give their standard vanilla charging case a coating of silicone fun.

I actually have nothing bad to say about Elago’s Ice Cream case. It is easy to slip your AirPods 3 into it. It fits perfectly, so your AirPods case sits snugly in its playful and protective new home. And Elago even includes small adhesive strips that ensure the case stays attached to your AirPods.

Plus, there is no need to put the case in your pocket because the Ice Cream case comes with a useful keyring so you can attach it to your jeans, bag or pretty much anything to keep your AirPods within instant reach.

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