Identical to the circumstances that include most different noise-canceling headphones, the Protect Case folds closed across the AirPod Max and zippers up, offering full safety. You’ll be able to retailer the headphones on their very own or with Apple’s case, for those who’re into that for some motive. On the within, you’ll discover a plush liner to keep away from scratches; it’s the identical extraordinarily gentle liner Waterfield makes use of within the laptop computer pouches of luggage like their Leather-based Messenger. (I personal that bag and might verify the plush liner is absurdly gentle.) There’s additionally an inside mesh pouch that may maintain a 20w energy brick and charging cables.
There’s additionally a intelligent AirPods Max-specific function on the within: A magnetic “butterfly” separates the 2 ear cups and triggers the headphones’ low-power mode. Whereas the AirPods Max ultimately go into low-power mode , it’s good that Waterfield’s Protect Case duplicates the one helpful function in that Apple constructed into its personal case.
On the skin, two zippers shut up the Protect Case, which implies you may go away it open barely and plug the AirPod Max in to cost them up. There’s a seize deal with up prime as effectively, which ought to make the case simpler to drag out of a backpack. The case additionally has two extra pouches on the skin: One mesh again pocket for fast entry and a zippered entrance pocket for issues that you just need to safe. That entrance exterior is available in brown leather-based with a waxed canvas trim, or in crimson, blue or black leather-based with a black ballistic nylon trim.
I’ve used Waterfield products for years, so I’ll admit that I’m maybe biased — however I even have the expertise to know that they often make actually good choices of their designs, whether or not it’s a general-purpose laptop computer bag or a case made for a selected gadget like this one. It’s not low-cost at $99, however the firm hand-makes the whole lot in small batches and the standard has at all times been constant and wonderful. There aren’t many different third-party circumstances but available on the market, however that ought to change quickly if you’d like one thing rather less costly. However Waterfield’s Protect Case seems to be like a smartly-designed product for headphones that completely want extra safety than Apple provides.