Sick of your AirPods Pro 2 case? Try this for a new look and feel. [Review] | Cult of Mac

Sick of your AirPods Pro 2 case? Try this for a new look and feel. [Review]


You can get the case in black, beige or green colors.★★★★☆
You can get the case in black, beige or green colors.
Photo: David Snow/Cult of Mac

Apple’s AirPods charging cases are sleek, protective — and relentlessly white. So if you’d like to add a layer of extra protection along with a better grip and a choice of colors, Totallee offers new cases for AirPods Pro (2nd generation) and AirPods 3.

The company sent me its new case for AirPods Pro 2. The simple accessory gets the job done, as advertised.

Totallee Case for AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

News came out recently that Apple actually considered releasing its original AirPods with a choice of colored cases, rather than just white. But it pulled back on that decision before launch. And to this day, if you want Apple earbuds in a color other than white, you have to go for products from subsidiary Beats.

And if you skipped the free monogramming Apple offers on AirPods cases, like I did, nothing sets your white case apart.

But there is another option. You can slip your AirPods Pro 2 or AirPods 3 case inside another case. That gives your earbuds case a new look and protects the original case from scratches. Totallee released such a product on June 2 in three colors — beige, green and black. They sent me one of each for AirPods Pro 2.

Totallee is known for its slim, lightweight cases with no branding on them. And that’s the case here, too, so to speak.

A recycled plastic case with minimal packaging

Each Totallee case for AirPods Pro 2 comes in a simple white cardboard box holding the case pieces inside a black wrapper, plus an instruction card. Both the packaging and case are minimal and branding-free.

The 100% recycled plastic case comes in two pieces. You slip your AirPods Pro 2 case into the larger cavity and snap the top piece over the top, with the open bit facing the back where the hinge is on the earbuds case, so the top piece can swing open.

Until you go to snap the Totallee piece onto your AirPods Pro 2 case, you might wonder if something is missing. But it’s not. And once the case is snapped firmly into place, it’s really on there and it works just like the Apple case does by itself, with precise cutouts for USB-C, the lariat holder and more.

‘Premium finish’ for grip and other benefits

An opening in the back helps the AirPods charging case's hinge work while cutouts enable full functionality.
An opening in the back helps the AirPods charging case’s hinge work while cutouts enable full functionality.
Photo: David Snow/Cult of Mac

Totallee touts the case’s “premium finish for added grip.” It’s true, too — the case has tackier surface feeling that offers a bit better grip than Apple’s slick case. And if you don’t drop it, you’re less likely to break it or lose it down a sewer, right?

The cases allow full functionality with precise cutouts and won’t impede wireless charging. I set my AirPods Pro 2 on a Qi charging pad and it worked normally through the case.

  • A few millimeters of hard plastic protects from drops and scratches.
  • Premium finish for added grip.
  • Compatible with wireless charging.
  • Made with 100% recycled plastic.
  • Comes in black, green and beige colors.
  • Free returns for refund in first 30 days.
  • 1% of proceeds are donated to charity to fight homelessness.

Given that Totallee has marked the price down by $7, the case is a pretty good value. You can find cheaper hard-plastic cases to put your AirPods Pro 2 charging case in, but I can’t vouch for those. Also, some folks might find the colors too muted; no neon hues here.

Price: $29 $22

Where to buy: Totallee

Totallee provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See our reviews policy, and check out other in-depth reviews of Apple-related items.



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