Waterfield AirPods Max Shield Case REVIEW | MacSources

4 min readApr 14, 2021

This elegant case is the ideal companion for the Apple AirPods Max.

A couple of months ago I was given the Apple AirPods Max headphones as a gift. They have been the best companion for music listening as well as video chats for work. They are comfortable and have a very unique look. The only complaint I have about the headphones is that they don’t have a good traveling case that ships with them. Apple only included a simple sleeve-style case that serves a purpose but does not do a great job of protecting the headphones all the way around their body. Fortunately, Waterfield, a premium designer of cases for laptops, tablets, and other devices, created an amazing case for these extraordinary headphones.


The AirPods Max Shield Case is designed to work specifically with the Apple AirPods Max headphones. They are available in leather (full-grain on the front) or vegan-friendly ballistic nylon. On the interior of the case, there is a magnetic leather (or nylon) Butterfly that separates the headphones’ ear cups to put the headphones into low power mode. This is the same function that the Apple headphones sleeve serves. And, even though the Butterfly is incorporated into the interior of the case, users have the choice of still keeping the headphones in that case and still using the Waterfield case, too.

The interior of the case has ultra-plush lining backed with soft foam to prevent scratches. There are also top and bottom layers of closed-cell foam to provide added protection for the headphones and to help them resist compression. There is a zip-around closure with dual zipper sliders that make it possible to charge the headphones even while they are in the case. There is a top nylon loop designed to make it easy to grab or hook to a carabiner. An interior pocket available for storing a cable and charger for the headphones. There is also an exterior mesh pocket on the back for additional accessories. The case can easily be tossed into other bags and it’s available in four different colors for both the leather and vegan-friendly options.


Chocolate Leather + Waxed Canvas


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