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Go retro with nostalgic Elago cases for Apple accessories

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The W5 AirTag case looks like an old-school gaming console.
The W5 AirTag case looks like an old-school gaming console.
Photo: Elago

Elago excels at making nostalgic cases for Apple accessories that look like other things. Not long ago the company put out the Elago W5 AirTag Keychain Case, which looks like an old-school Super Nintendo home-gaming console. You can get AirPods cases that look like original Mac computers and much more.

The Cult of Mac Store has 25 great Apple accessories at great prices in its Elago Retro Collection. We highlight a few examples below.

Elago’s Retro Collection covers a lot of ground

Elago is known for rolling out functional conversation pieces that serve as cases for devices, like its Game Boy and retro-Mac-style AirPods 3 cases. And the AirPods Pro case that looks like an iPod. Or the Apple TV case that looks like a classic console.

Of course, the company also sells products like iPhone 13 cases that actually look like cases.

Elago W5 AirTag Keychain Case

Continuing in the cute and nostalgic vein, the Elago W5 AirTag Keychain Case (pictured above)  takes the form of a colorful, old-school Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) gaming controller.

And of course it serves a purpose. It’s an AirTag case designed to protect and securely hold your Apple item tracker — so you don’t lose the thing you got to make sure you don’t lose other things.

The silicone case is also a keychain. It features a pocket for an AirTag and a solid carabiner clip allowing you to attach it to an everyday-carry item, like a handbag, a knapsack or a device case.

The case’s AirTag slot includes a raised lip to protect against scratches as well as an internal air cushion for shock and drop protection.

Price: $12.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

Elago AirPods 3 cases also go retro

Ain't that cute? This AirPods 3 case from Elago looks just like a little Mac.
Ain’t that cute? It looks just like a little Mac.
Photo: Elago

You also should check out Elago’s cool lineup of cases for AirPods 3, which represents retro tech like the original Game Boy and Macintosh. They’ll keep your AirPods 3 looking sharp.

Elago AW5 Game Boy case for AirPods 3

The AW5 case is inspired by the original Nintendo Game Boy. It features a faux directional pad and action buttons, and even ridges on its back like those on the real Game Boy’s battery door.

Like most of Elago’s AirPods cases, it ships with a keyring and clip that lets you attach your buds to almost anything. It’s also made from high-quality silicone that offers great impact protection.

Price: $17.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

Elago AW3 Macintosh case for AirPods 3

Perhaps even cooler than the AW5, for Mac fans, at least, is the AW3, which is inspired by the original Macintosh. Its attention to detail is terrific, from the “hello” emblazoned on its screen, right down to the teeny-tiny floppy drive.

Price: $13.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

For much more, go to the full Elago Retro Collection.

We originally published this post on July 13, 2022.