Earlier this week, we focused on some third-party accessories that are designed to solve some of the shortcomings of the Apple AirPods Max Smart Case, including WaterField Designs’ new zippered protective case, which protects the headset when not in use. it is good. .
Our photographer Dan had the opportunity to try out the new $99 leather Shield Case from WaterField, and he was deeply impressed by his quality and practicality. However, he does feel that this should be something that comes with AirPods Max, rather than having to purchase third-party accessories separately at the price of $549, so as not to buy AirPods Max itself.
The Shield Case is definitely cumbersome, but considering the design of “AirPods Max”, WaterField does not do much work on this. The design only allows the earmuffs to be rotated inward and does not allow it to be seen on many other products More compact folding structure. earbuds.
If you can carry it with you, the Shield case provides some nice features, including a zipper design that completely protects the AirPods Max, which is different from Apple’s Smart Case, which exposes some parts of the headband and even the earmuffs.
In addition to the main compartment for “AirPods Max”, the Shield Case also includes three smaller pockets for storing cables and other accessories: a deep padded pocket with zipper closure on the front; a mesh on the back Pockets; a small pocket with a Velcro closure inside the box.
One of the main benefits of the Apple Smart Case is that it can immediately put the AirPods Max put into a low-power mode to save battery, and use the magnet embedded in the case to trigger the mode. WaterField’s Shield Case plays the same role, thanks to its Magnetic Leather Butterfly, its flap with embedded magnets can not only trigger low-power mode, but also make two AirPods Max The earmuffs will not touch each other when in contact.
If you want to carry the Smart Case and AirPods Max together, the Shield Case can also be covered on it, because the AirPods Max / Smart Case combination fits right inside and the leather butterfly can be folded down.
All in all, the Shield Case by WaterField Designs is an excellent quality product. Its price is a bit expensive, at US$99, but when you are already willing to spend US$549 on AirPods Max, it may be an add-on product worth protecting.
The shield cover comes in four styles: chocolate leather and waxy canvas, black leather with bulletproof nylon, blue leather with bulletproof nylon, and dark red leather with bulletproof nylon. Similar to “AirPods Max” itself, Shield Case is also in short supply, and new orders are scheduled to be shipped on February 19.