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Protect your AirPods Max while in other bags
Keeps AirPods Max in low power mode when in the protective case
Also in ballistic nylon with full grain leather
Compact, lightweight, and sleek
Magnetic Leather Butterfly flips up for low power mode
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Plush, protective interior
Works with Smart Case
Pocket for power brick. Seals shut with leather tab.
In-case charging
Full grain leather front pocket
Back mesh pocket holds more accessories
Also in leather with ballistic nylon
Beautiful full grain leather front panel
Colorful non-leather versions (vegan friendly)
High-performance, premium Forza textile match headset colors
Vegan-friendly construction
Magnetic Non-Leather Butterfly
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Chocolate Leather and Waxed Canvas
Black Leather with Ballistic Nylon
Blue Leather with Ballistic Nylon
Crimson Leather with Ballistic Nylon
Black Ballistic (vegan friendly)
Blue Forza (vegan friendly)
Green Forza (vegan friendly)
Red Forza (vegan friendly)

NEW! AirPods Max Shield Case

 

Now available: new colors, premium textile, non-leather 


-3596 in stock

Pamper your AirPods Max in the protective Shield Case. Three layers of protection and an ultra-plush interior cradle the entire headset and safeguard it from scratches. With in-case charging and a Magnetic Butterfly that puts the AirPods Max in low-power mode, your headphones will be well cared for in their new home. 


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All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


Material:

  • 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)

  • Weight:
    Ballistic: 11 oz; 317 gm
    Canvas: 14 oz; 408 gm
    Forza: 11 oz; 317 gm

Hardware:

  • Waterproof zippers

FEATURES: 

  • 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.

SHIPPING: 

  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.
     

Customer Reviews

Based on 491 reviews
93%
(457)
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K
K.S.
Second to none!! A must have!

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!

J
J.Y.
Air Pods Max Shield Case

Case is made from premium materials and has a lot of pockets for extra accessories.

V
V.M.
True Masterpiece

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!

M
M.
Premium

Beautiful, very well made case. I use it exclusively over the original now.

D
D.T.
Over the Moon!

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.

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Your AirPods Max deserve a case that’s not butt ugly; enter the AirPods Max Shield

Apple World Today - March 25, 2021

“rugged, durable and protective; lots of pockets for stashing accessories”

Rating: 10

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WaterField AirPods Max Shield Case review: The case that Apple should have included

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.”

Macworld Editor's Choice


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Review: WaterField Shield Case offers complete protection and puts your AirPods Max to sleep

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


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Waterfield Designs' AirPods Max Shield Case review: The case that Apple should've made

iMore - January 6, 2021

“This is the case that Apple should have shipped with the AirPods Max.”

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


SIZE GUIDE

The compact AirPods Max Shield Case is custom-fit to protect and carry your AirPods Max with or without the Apple Smart Case.


MAGNETIC LEATHER BUTTERFLY

The innovative Magnetic Leather Butterfly puts the AirPods Max into low-power mode while in the case and it acts as a buffer between the ear cups.

 

The butterfly tabs lie flat when the Apple Smart Case is on, and they flip up when the Smart Case is off, like butterfly wings. Either way, your AirPods Max will preserve power while in the case. 

"After receiving my headphones, I realize the case should do two things: protect the metal earcups from smacking/rubbing together, and have some way of putting them in ultra low power mode.” - T.B., Arizona

A LUXURIOUS COCOON

The interior lining is soft as cashmere. The metal stainless steel stay snug and protected inside the custom-fitted Shield Case.

 

“Interior should be soft, velour-like fabric in a complementary color to the outside.” - Terry D., California

 

THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY 

We received 1200+ responses from customers who shared their requirements for the ideal case. Many had these themes:

 

“It's very important that the case lets the headphones go into the ultra-low-power state (since there is no power-off button).” - #1023

 

“Should accommodate the Smart Case so the power-down feature still works.” - #708

 

“Make it compact and slim-fitting but protecting the whole headphones.” - #11 


“Compact, professional looking (no lingerie or purse please…), classy design. Color variety is essential, but nothing flashy." - #610


“Colorful, contemporary looking, hidden features.” - #1032

 

“I'd love it to be reasonably sleek.” - #1111

 

“High quality materials and a smooth zipper desired.” - #90

 

“Please make this. I will buy it instantly.” - #26


 

COLORS TO MATCH YOUR AIRPODS MAX

We use the high-performance Forza textile to create a colorful case to complement the AirPods Max headset. The Forza fabric is made by weaving together two yarn-dyed nylon threads in a unique basketweave creating a vibrant pattern with undertones. It has a very classy look with a bit of texture. 

 

“I'd personally like to see colour options to match the AirPods themselves, as I think they are already fairly muted colours and professional enough.” - #1394

 

"Color options mirroring the AirPods Max's colors would be nice. - #1007

 

"Professional, colorful, and customizable (different materials, colors, trims) - #719

 

NON-LEATHER OPTIONS

By using premium textiles, we created non-leather options for a vegan-friendly alternative. Using durable ballistic nylon and sturdy Forza textile, these cases come in one color to complement the AirPods Max. 

 

“Compact with room for auxiliary and charge cables and a normal AirPods case. Vegan materials with a wax type finish.” - #834

 

“Simple/elegant. Protective. No leather (vegan).” - #323

 

“I know you specialize in leather, but could you offer a vegan option?” - #51

 

 

CARING FOR YOUR SHIELD CASE

If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather AirPods Max Shield Case, Gary shows how you can maintain these materials so they'll look great over time. 

 

For the chocolate leather panel, we use full grain Roughman leather which has oils that respond well to heat. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 491 reviews
93%
(457)
4%
(20)
2%
(9)
0%
(2)
1%
(3)
K
K.S.
Second to none!! A must have!

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!

J
J.Y.
Air Pods Max Shield Case

Case is made from premium materials and has a lot of pockets for extra accessories.

V
V.M.
True Masterpiece

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!

M
M.
Premium

Beautiful, very well made case. I use it exclusively over the original now.

D
D.T.
Over the Moon!

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.