Nomad has released a new AirPods Pro case, and, like the company’s previous AirPod cases, it’s thoughtfully designed for something that’s effectively just a case that you put on top of another case.
Like nearly all of Nomad’s cases, the AirPods Pro cases are plastic shells wrapped in leather (sourced from the Horween Leather Company), which feels slightly worse than if the entire thing were made of leather. It’s here where most cases would have called it a day, but Nomad’s version goes the extra mile with a few quality-of-life improvements that elevate its model over other cases.
For example, the inside of the case is lined with microfiber, which makes it easier to put it on and take it off while also preventing it from scratching up the case. There’s a cleverly engineered clear portion of plastic behind the leather where the light is, allowing the status indicator LED to shine through without ruining the look with a cutout in the leather.
Similarly, there’s a thinner soft spot at the back of the case, allowing the pairing button to be used through the leather, and there’s a wrist strap attachment point for anyone who really wants to dangle their AirPods case on their wrist. Lastly, despite the plastic / leather construction, the case is still small enough to allow the AirPods Pro to work with wireless Qi chargers.
The new case costs $34.95, which is a bit pricier than the cheaper $13 to $18 leather cases you can find listed on Amazon from a variety of random brands. But if you’re looking for the most premium materials and features for your AirPods Pro case, Nomad’s option looks like it checks all of the boxes that a leather case could possibly offer.
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