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Soothe your pain with 20% off iPod-inspired accessories

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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

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 cases that bring to mind an iPod or an old Mac computer.

On the day Apple discontinued its classic iPod music player, we feature iPod-inspired AirTag and AirPods cases as well as an Apple Watch stand, below.

And best of all, right now you can take 20% off those and all other Elago accessories in the Cult of Mac Store.

Modder makes the first USB-C AirPods charging case

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This AirPods charging case has a USB-C connection.
This AirPods charging case has a USB-C connection.
Photo: Ken Pillonel

The robotics engineering student who made a name for himself replacing an iPhone’s Lightning connector with USB-C is at it again. But this time he’s bringing a USB-C AirPods charging case into the world for the first time.

Ken Pillonel got $86,000 for the iPhone. No word yet on whether crazy money will come his way for the AirPods case.

This might be the coolest AirPods case money can buy [Review]

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It looks like a tiny Macintosh!
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

UPDATE: Elago’s awesome W3 case, which makes your AirPods look like a tiny Macintosh, is now available for the latest (third-generation) AirPods and AirPods Pro. Read on for our full review.

AirPods won’t win any awards for their durability. Their shiny plastic case picks up scratches faster than a hip hop DJ’s latest vinyl. So you should protect them with a decent case.

And they don’t come much cooler than those from Elago. This one is like carrying a tiny little Macintosh with you wherever you go. And prices start at just $11.99.

Here’s our full review.

Buy one, get one half-price on awesome iPhone and Apple Watch accessories

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SwitchEasy MagSkin Silicone Case for iPhone 13
Find great gifts (and save) for Valentine's Day.
Photo: SwitchEasy

Missed out on getting the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Make it up to them with help from the Cult of Mac Store, where you can save on stellar iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch accessories.

Buy one, get one half-price on the entire lineup of SwitchEasy products — which includes great cases, bands, stands and more. This deal ends at 11:59 p.m. PT Monday, so enjoy it while you still can.

Last chance: Save 15% on sweet Elago accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch

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Save on Elago's new Apple Pencil cover
Get the new Apple Pencil cover for just $11.04.
Photo: Elago

Elago’s awesome accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods are now available at 15% off through the Cult of Mac Store.

You can save on brilliant retro charging stands inspired by iconic devices like the original Macintosh and Game Boy, Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, AirPods bumpers, and lots more. There’s also 15% off Elago’s new Apple Pencil cover.

This discount ends at 11:59 p.m. PST Sunday, January 9, so enjoy it while you can.

AirPods Pro are ready for battle with this ultra-rugged Military Bumper

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Elkson Military Bumper for AirPods Pro
Get yours for just $13.99.
Photo: Elkson

It’s unlikely the average AirPods Pro owner would be wearing their buds into a real battle to listen to some banging tunes. But if they were, they would protect them with Elkson’s ultra-rugged Military Bumper case.

With its tough exoskeleton design, made from a mixture of flexible polyurethane and sturdy polycarbonate, the Military Bumper is all you need to keep your favorite wireless headphones in top condition. It’s also surprisingly affordable.

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.

Keep AirPods 3 safe and protected with Elago’s brilliantly cool new cases

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Elago cases for AirPods 3
Prices start at just $10.99.
Photo: Elago

AirPods always look great when you first take them out of their box, but it only takes a few days for their shiny white case to become covered in scuffs and scratches. That’s why you should protect yours with a great case.

Check out Elago’s brilliantly cool new lineup of cases for AirPods 3, which includes simple silicone sleeves, luscious leather options, and others inspired by awesome retro tech, including the original Game Boy and Macintosh.

Charge iPhone and AirPods as you go with updated Power1 battery pack

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Power1 is a case that carries and charges your iPhone and your AirPods.
Power1 is a case that carries and charges your iPhone and your AirPods.
Photo: AXS Technologies

AXS Technologies has rolled out a more modular design for its Power1 battery pack case for iPhone and AirPods, Cult of Mac first wrote about in 2019. It’s an interesting product because it will carry and charge both devices at the same time, right in your pocket.