Ease your iPod withdrawal with these iPod-inspired accessories


Many of Elago's cases provoke nostalgia, like the W7 AirTag Case.
Many of Elago's cases provoke nostalgia, like the W7 AirTag Case.
Photo: Elago

If you’re missing the iPod — the revolutionary music player that Apple unceremoniously killed last year — maybe an iPod-inspired Apple accessory will help fill the void.

In this roundup, we showcase iPod-inspired products from Elago like cases for AirTags and AirPods, as well as an Apple Watch stand. These are just some of the many Elago accessories you can find in the Cult of Mac Store.

iPod-inspired Elago accessories in the Cult of Mac Store

Elago makes a wide variety of Apple accessories, from charging stands to Apple Watch bands to protective cases for all sorts of products. Many of the company’s designs are vintage-inspired, or nostalgic. A lot of items are made to look like classic Apple gear, like the aforementioned iPod or various old Macs.

Below we feature just a taste of Elago’s nostalgic accessories. Please note, Elago only ships to the United States.

Elago W7 AirTag Case

Elago is paving the way for new accessories compatible with AirTag, Apple’s tracking device. You can use an AirTag to track anything, from an audio device to a knapsack to a pet.

One of Elago’s first AirTag designs was the W7 Case, pictured above. Reminiscent of the classic and now discontinued iPod, it holds your tracking device securely while protecting it from everyday use and drops.

Other cases might be boring. They might not hold the tracker well or protect it properly. Elago created the W7 case to give you a sense of nostalgia with a design that is a blast from the past, all while providing a perfect fit and excellent protection.

The case is made of non-recycled silicone to ensure it is free of harmful chemicals and safe for adults, children and pets.

Though most use AirTags for keeping track of keys and audio devices, the W7 case allows you to use the tracker for children and pets. Make use of the case to track things you have never tracked before!

Price: $12.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

The Elago AW6 AirPods Pro case brings vintage iPod vibes.
The AW6 AirPods Pro case brings vintage iPod vibes.
Photo: Elago

Elago AW6 AirPods Pro Case – Apple Classic Music Player Design

Help your AirPods Pro stand out by protecting the earbuds with a case that is made to stand out. Elago offers another retro classic, bringing back some serious nostalgia for lovers of Apple’s vintage iPod music player.

The problem with most AirPods cases is that they don’t fit correctly and thus don’t offer much protection from drops. Elago cases are made with premium silicone, with a special coating applied inside the cap to prevent it from falling off. That combo gives you the best drop protection around.

The hingeless design allows you to access all functions and features of the AirPods — like wireless charging — with no issues.

You can also find a version of this case for AirPods 1 and 2, either with a carabiner or without.

Price: $13.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

The W6 Stand for Apple Watch looks just like an iPod.
The W6 Stand for Apple Watch looks just like an iPod.
Photo: Elago

Elago W6 Stand for Apple Watch

The Elago W6 Stand for Apple Watch lets you view your Apple Watch display while it charges. Elago’s fourth series of nostalgic Apple Watch stands, it follows the W3, W4 and W5 stands. Once placed inside the W6 stand, the Apple Watch’s display lines up perfectly to look just like the display of the classic iPod music player.

The stand works with all Apple Watch Series (38mm, 40mm, 42mm, 44mm) and is compatible with Apple Watch’s fantastic nightstand mode.

Simply place your Apple Watch in the stand to charge your watch. Keep the stand near your bed to allow the use of key functions such as alarm clocks and messages.

The Elago W6 stand is made from scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your Apple Watch and to prevent it from moving around when resting on a surface. (Note: Charging cable and Apple Watch are not included.)

Price: $14.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

Note: We originally published this roundup on May 10, 2022.


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