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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)

AirPods Max Shield Case

 

In leather and non-leather options


-2006 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

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
    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 550 reviews
93%
(513)
4%
(22)
2%
(10)
0%
(2)
1%
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Nachiketa K. (Karnataka, India)
It is gorgeous and sturdy at the same tine

I love the fact that AirPods Max (default/OOTB) case is a design catastrophe.

Your case (waterfield) is an amazing piece to add to the case and lifestyle collection.

I’m glad that this exists and I have it.

Thanks

O
Oleg V. (Utah, United States)
Superb quality, very functional

Protects AirPods Max well and has space for cables like the 3.5mm adapter. Also fits them even expanded out halfway for my head so I don't need to compress them back each time.

D
Darren E.M. (Louisiana, United States)
Very High Quality Product

The Air Pods Max Shield Case is exactly as marketed, offering my Air Pods Max a perfect enclosure with full protection. The high-quality leather of the case will undoubtedly last for many years and will allow for easy transport of the otherwise bulky (and rather ungainly) Air Pods Max.

S
Scott B. (Texas, United States)
This is the case that should ship with $500+ headphones!

Absolutely the best case available for your AirPods Pro Max! Hands down, stop looking and buy it. The look, quality and craftsmanship are second to none. Thanks guys, you’ve done it again!

S
Steve S. (Illinois, United States)
Quality

Love the way it feels, fits perfect

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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 550 reviews
93%
(513)
4%
(22)
2%
(10)
0%
(2)
1%
(3)
N
Nachiketa K. (Karnataka, India)
It is gorgeous and sturdy at the same tine

I love the fact that AirPods Max (default/OOTB) case is a design catastrophe.

Your case (waterfield) is an amazing piece to add to the case and lifestyle collection.

I’m glad that this exists and I have it.

Thanks

O
Oleg V. (Utah, United States)
Superb quality, very functional

Protects AirPods Max well and has space for cables like the 3.5mm adapter. Also fits them even expanded out halfway for my head so I don't need to compress them back each time.

D
Darren E.M. (Louisiana, United States)
Very High Quality Product

The Air Pods Max Shield Case is exactly as marketed, offering my Air Pods Max a perfect enclosure with full protection. The high-quality leather of the case will undoubtedly last for many years and will allow for easy transport of the otherwise bulky (and rather ungainly) Air Pods Max.

S
Scott B. (Texas, United States)
This is the case that should ship with $500+ headphones!

Absolutely the best case available for your AirPods Pro Max! Hands down, stop looking and buy it. The look, quality and craftsmanship are second to none. Thanks guys, you’ve done it again!

S
Steve S. (Illinois, United States)
Quality

Love the way it feels, fits perfect