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Awesome AirPods case inspired by a classic Mac goes Pro

Elago’s terrific AW3 case inspired by the original Macintosh is now available for AirPods Pro. It’s made from super-sturdy silicone that keeps your pricey buds protected, and its attention to detail is outstanding.

It’s unbelievably affordable, too!

The AW3 case has actually been around for a little while now; we’ve already reviewed the AirPods version — which I called one of the coolest cases money can buy. Now, those who have AirPods Pro can enjoy it, too.

Make AirPods Pro look like an original Mac

Everyone’s familiar with the original Macintosh. Introduced in 1984, it’s the desktop computer that introduced the world to a graphical user interface. You wouldn’t want to use one now, but it’s an incredibly special machine.

And thanks to Elago, you can carry a tiny Macintosh around in your pocket … kind of. Its brilliant AW3 case looks just like the real thing — albeit a little stretched now for AirPods Pro — only it’s actually useful in 2020.

Cute Macintosh case for AirPods Pro.
It won’t get in the way when you’re charging.
Photo: Elago

Made entirely from silicone, the AW3 keeps your AirPods Pro protected while they’re not in use. It prevents your charging case from getting scratched in your bag, and it’s nice and chunky to absorb any impact during drops.

The AW3 won’t interfere with wired or wireless charging, and it’s easy to open up when you want to take AirPods Pro out of the case.

Get yours for just $16

What’s really great about the AW3 is its excellent attention to detail. It features the famous “hello” text, which was displayed on the original Mac when Steve Jobs unveiled it, on its screen. There’s also a tiny floppy drive.

The other thing you’ll love is its price tag. The AW3 is available from the Cult of Mac Store for a mere $16, and that includes standard shipping. Pick up yours — and grab an extra for dad this Father’s Day — today!

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Fantastic Watchband!

Had my eye on this watchband for a while, and finally found someone who had it in stock! Excellent fit, though a little snug (I have large wrists). Excellent quality! If you're interested in a Twist-O-Flex for your Apple Watch, definitely check it out. Only thing that would make it better is if I could add like three links to it, but again, this would be for my personal preference.

It’s beautiful


Really nice case for my iPhone 12

This case looks and feels great -- and it fits the phone perfectly! It seems to give really good protection to the edges and corners. As another reviewer noted, the bottom is left open for the speakers and charging port....I don't see this as an issue, but your milage may vary.

I usually just carry my ID in the back pouch, but I think I could get a couple of credit cards in there, too. Overall, this is a pretty darned nice case for my phone.


This is a birthday gift for my daughter who has an Apple Watch. I haven't given it to her yet since it's 4 months away (and I don't own one so I can't attest to how it fits) but it's really well made and looks terrific. She's an Apple-holic like me so I know she'll love it.

Looks like real MOP

The case is pretty, light weight and semi-flexible and has the visual depth, shine and appearance of real, black MOP. What you see in the picture is what you get in real life. It’s good looking, sophisticated and perfectly compliments my black iPhone 12 mini. I also like that it is a one piece design and that the edges of the case are slightly elevated around the face and camera openings so that you get a tiny bit of bumper protection (without the bulk of an actual secondary outer rim bumper) in case you drop it. I also like that it has a shiny finish so that, while it’s not “slippery,” it still slips in and out of my purse or pocket easily enough without dragging against any of my stuff that has a cotton lining, like some of the rubber or silicone cases tend to do. I don’t feel like I have to fight with it to get it into or out of a small space. Overall good looking, functional phone case. I like it!