All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- 1050 denier black ballistic nylon or rugged waxed canvas
- Water-resistant, cross-woven Forza fabric
- Four full-grain leather panel colors
- More details here
Weight & Dimensions:
- AirPods Max Shield Case:
9.50” (l) (at widest point) x 2.25 ” (w) x 9” (h)
24 cm (l) (at widest point) x 6 cm (w) x 23 cm (h)
Ballistic: 11 oz; 317 gm
Canvas: 14 oz; 408 gm
Forza: 11 oz; 317 gm
- Waterproof zippers
- Magnetic Leather or Nylon (vegan friendly) Butterfly separates headphones and puts AirPods Max into low power mode.
- Top and bottom layers of closed-cell foam protect AirPods Max and resist compression.
- Smooth-gliding waterproof zippers help protect against the elements.
- Ultra-plush lining backed with additional soft foam prevents scratches.
- Zip-around closure with dual zipper sliders allows for in-case charging.
- Top nylon loop makes it easy to grab, or to hook a carabiner.
- Interior pocket holds a power block.
- Exterior stretch mesh back pocket for accessories.
- Front full-grain leather or panel contains an easy-access pocket with a bit of depth for storing bulkier items.
- Optional attachments for carrying the AirPods Max Shield Case with a carabiner or wrist loop.
- Can insert into other bags, like our WaterField backpacks, briefcases, messengers and holdall bags.
To put it short, this high-end Air Pods Max case cradles your head phones in luxury. The craftsmanship is second to none!! This bag maximizes functionality without compromising the beautiful appearance of it! You will definitely be a “BOSS” if you own this leather case!
Case is made from premium materials and has a lot of pockets for extra accessories.
I was, at first, very skeptical about spending $100 on a case for an already very expensive set of headphones. But truth be told, I just needed the case’s functionality that shuts off the AirPods Max. Yet I was so pleasantly surprised at the superior craftsmanship of this case - it’s been a while since I have seen and felt something so impressive. Bravo to the Waterfield team!
Beautiful, very well made case. I use it exclusively over the original now.
Absolutely over the moon with this case.
Craftsmanship and workmanship are absolutely A1, totally faultless. You can certainly tell they take great pride in their work. The leather smells just like a nice pair of leather shoes. Admittedly the Waterfield case is not as cheap as others on the market, but once you see this Waterfield case in the flesh, you can see where the cost has gone, from its top quality real leather (and yes it is REAL leather), absolutely faultless craftsmanship and finish, and very well thought out design and features.
I find it’s been really well thought out, with all the little pockets and compartments, which means you have everything with you in the case for to charge them up. For example, I have in the front zipped pocket, the Lightning cable, in the back mesh pocket I have a cleaning cloth, and inside where the headphones live, is a little mesh pocket which has a little velcro strap which is for to keep a USB charging plug in. The mesh back pocket, and the front zipped pocket are very roomy, so you can certainly put other things in them, from what I have mentioned.
The lining inside is insanely soft and there is no way that it would scratch the AirPods Max. The magnetic butterflies work perfectly and put the AirPods Max into ultra low power mode instantly (which I’ve confirmed by seeing the AirPods Max disappearing from the battery widget and also showing disconnected in the Bluetooth settings on the iPhone).
Also with the AirPods Max in the case, I’ve shook the case around (to represent them been carried around in a backpack for example) to see if they would move away from the butterfly magnets and reconnect and they DID NOT reconnect, so they definitely stay put.
All in all, well worth the month wait and they only took three days to arrive here in the UK from San Francisco (they would’ve arrived in two days but FedEx messed up somewhere along the way, once it arrived in the UK and it was delivered a day later than it should have been).
So to sum up:
If you are wanting an exceptionally well made, faultless craftsmanship, and top quality materials case for your AirPods Max and also one that will work like the Apple Smart Case (i.e. it putting the AirPods Max into their "ultra low power mode") then this Waterfield case should be at the top of your list.
“rugged, durable and protective; lots of pockets for stashing accessories”
Macworld - January 15, 2021
“It's a shame this product is even necessary, but you couldn't ask for a more thoughtfully designed and expertly made AirPods Max case.”
AppleInsider - January 6, 2021
“For those looking to fully protect their AirPods Max and make sure they enter ultra-low power mode, this Shield Case is an excellent option.”
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
iMore - January 6, 2021
“This is the case that Apple should have shipped with the AirPods Max.”
The compact AirPods Max Shield Case is custom-fit to protect and carry your AirPods Max with or without the Apple Smart Case.