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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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My Thoughts on SwitchEasy PaperLike iPad Screen Protector

Lengthy product title....Yes, I ordered this screen protector based on Cult of Mac's product description that it's like writing on paper. Bottom's a far better screen protector that aids "writing" with an Apple Pencil (I have the 1st gen version), greatly reduces finger prints (always good) when using the Apple Pencil, input is immediate and precise. I'm a lefty and this screen protector allows minimal effort when writing electronically. I'm not an artist so I cannot rate how this screen protector handles an artist's desires. I will say my primitive artwork (cups, objects, etc.) drawn with my iPencil are spot on and represent my vision for my coffee cups, primitive as they may be,.

Overall, I have no buyer's regrets for this purchase. However, some caveats...the application instructions are verrry sparse (A and B on two tabs, that's it). Once on, the tactile sensation is has a "pebbly" like feel when you run your finger over the screen protectors surface. It's a strange sensation that always surprises me, yet, its this "pebbly" surface that allows the user to work their magic, whether writing or drawing as well as keeping fingerprints to a minimum. For use on a iPad, it works wonderfully and will capture your vision. However, this screen protector will never feel the same as writing with a fountain pen on quality paper.

Again, no buyer's remorse...just my thoughts on a quality product that works well on an iPad.


Very nice metal strap

Looks good, quality feels good as well.

Cute, yet effective protection for my AirPods Pro

This AirPods Pro case fits pretty snugly, and seems to protect my AirPods pretty well. Wireless charging through the case works great -- and it is also easy to access the Lightning charging port on the bottom. The ring for attaching to a backpack or belt loop is fairly solid. And it looks like a tiny suitcase :) Overall, it works great for me!


Unfortunately, the leather is beginning crack and the color is coming off with the cracking.
I have only had this watch band a short time, so I feel this should not be happening.

Good morning, Thank you for your feedback, and I apologize that you are not satisfied with your item, but it sounds like the item you received, maybe defective. If you are able to send me an image of the item we can get this issue resolved for you. My email is
Many thanks, Adel.

Awesome hold, super useful

First time I’ve used a 3M stick mount and it’s holding really well on the stick side, no sign it’s weakening. On the magnet side the phone never falls out, but it will slide off if you try to put a lightning cable in or pull one out from the phone while it’s mounted. That’s a real nitpick because otherwise it’s an awesome mount.