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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.

New Street Fighter collection gives Apple accessories a retro kick

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Casetify's new collection features action-packed imagery from
Casetify's new collection features action-packed imagery from the classic game Street Fighter.
Photo: Casetify

Casetify, known for pop-culture imagery on its iPhone cases and other accessories, plans to mark the 35th birthday of classic game franchise Street Fighter with a slew of products featuring imagery from it.

The products will include iPhone 13 cases and MagSafe chargers, according to a new report.

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.