stand AirPods Pro Case
Protect your AirPods Pro with an inexpensive 5052 anodized outer aluminum metal and inner silicone shell from atom studios. Enjoy wireless charging, a flat base, fully accessible lightning port, inexpensive cost, environmentally sustainable design/materials, easy opening hinge segment, and a slim-pocketable design. Protective and convenient for your everyday carry. PROs: Protective Aluminum covers most of the surface; Wireless Charging; Flat Base; Slim Design; Cost; Recycled materials // CONs: No Waterproofing
- EASE OF USE
AirPods Pro Case acts as protective Body Armor for your earbuds.
My normal everyday carry gear (EDC) consists of a loaded car/work keyring, Big Skinny wallet, iPhone 13 Pro Max inside of Nite-Ize holster, and my AirPods Pro. I typically keep my wallet in one front pocket, my phone on my right hip, and my keys plus AirPods Pro in the other front pocket. Unfortunately, the keys and AirPods Pro Case do not play nice in the sandbox; I have several dings and scratches to prove it. So, I looked to atom studios and the aluminum stand AirPods Pro Case to prevent further damage, scuffs, and marring.
The atom studios AirPods Pro Case arrived in an eco-friendly 4 inches wide by 4 inches tall by 1 5/8 inches thick hanging style package. The atom studios name was provided at the top left of the cover panel, and the remainder of the information was listed on a slightly-raised light/dark grey midsection. I loved the play on colors, the contrast between the dark, and the overall presentation.
The central slipcover provided a generic “AirPods Pro Case” name along the top, an attractive image of the copper case toward the left, and several case features along the right: “stand” aluminum case, bromine aluminum and calcium silicone, premium eco materials, reassuringly protective, and wireless charging compatible. The rear panel listed the atom studies name/logo at the top and listed additional features about the device: 1. Sand-based silicone and recyclable aluminum, flat base for easy access to AirPods Pro, Designed to easily slide out of your pocket, slim design with reliable protection.
Toward the right of the panel, you will find a rear view of the copper-colored atom-shell, an SKU barcode, and product manufacturing labels. Along the bottom of the panel, you will find some basic information about the 2-year warranty, and copyright information.
I slid the inner tray down and out from the packaging and removed the two halves of the stand case. The 0.7-ounce lower segment measured 2 9/16 inches wide by 1 1/16 inches thick by 1 5/16 inches tall. The front/side/bottom panels were made of a single piece of copper-colored recycled aluminum, while the inner lining was a light grey silicone material. The atom studios’ name was etched into the flat lower panel, directly adjacent to the 17/32 inches long by 5/16 inches thick lighting cutout.
The 1 7/8 inches long by 9/16 inches wide flat base provided a secure footing to balance the device. The rear light grey silicone panel had a centralized atom logo with an internal raised button. The button aligned perfectly with the AirPods Pro case when inserted into the lower segment of the atom stand. The front cutout allowed the internal LED to shine through the dual-layer case.
The 0.3-ounce upper segment measured 2 9/16 inches wide by 1 1/16 inches thick by 5/8 inches tall and had a front/top/side copper-colored aluminum layer and inner silicone layer. Like the lower segment, the entire back of the case remained uncovered by metal, while the front, side, and top layers were a single molded layer of copper-colored aluminum. However, unlike the lower segment, the top segment provided a rounded edge instead of the lower flat edge.
I inserted my AirPods Pro Case into the lower segment and then installed the upper segment. From the front, the two pieces abutted nicely at a rim of grey silicone and created a protective metallic shield. The shield covered the entirety of the front, sides, top, and bottom of the AirPods Pro Case but left a flat segment of the back open to the grey silicone.
At first, I was concerned that the back panel would be the chink in the metallic armor. However, as I examined the device further, the metallic layer covered a good section of the backing to provide glancing protection and left enough to allow for wireless charging. You will find a 2 1/8 inches wide by 1/4 inches tall oval-shaped cutout overlying the hinged segment, which allowed the AirPods Pro Case to easily open/close. I loved that the design allowed for protection without impeding the native features of the AirPods Pro device.
For those interested in keeping their AirPods in a front pocket, the aluminum/silicon atom studios stand case will exceed your expectations. I loved the smooth metallic finish and the ease with which I could remove and replace them in my pocket. I loved the rear silicone layer, and the ability to maintain wireless charging without removing the case.
Without meaning to test the drop protection, my 3-year-old daughter batted the case off the table while waiting for food at Fazoli’s. I had replaced the AirPods from my ears into the case, closed the lid, and set them down. Like a cat, she swatted her hand to the side and sent the case flying. The case appeared to hit the front, then rolled over the top and skidded to stop on the silicone backing.
I found a mild scuff on the top of the metal surface, which actually buffed out on my shirt. I was happy with the makeshift test and was pleased to find no additional damage after the three-foot fall.
If you are looking for something a little different than their copper/grey color scheme, the silver/blue (silver and nitrogen) case may be more to your liking. I enjoyed the slim design, the flat base, the open lightning port, and the beautifully designed aluminum shell.
Combined with a sub $35 cost, the stand case proved a convenient and protective addition to my AirPods Pro Case. Although the case provides little in regards to waterproofing, I appreciated the beautiful simplicity for everyday carry.