AirPods Pro skins/wraps

Ralfi

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After about a month of wearing a matt black skin on the OG Airpods, going from them to the Pro’s this week was an improvement in every area bar the look - I wasn’t really a critic of the white (wore them for almost 3 years), but it was only when skinning them, & seeing them blend in with my beard 🧔🏻, I realised how much better they looked, dark.

So now I’m on the hunt for Pro skins. Just the buds will do, as the case doesn’t bother me + it’s cheaper.

I was hoping the mob I got the OG skins for had them (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/192310343810?ul_noapp=true), but no yet. The nearest I’ve found are these , though I’m not sure of the quality, & I think they’re a bit pricey shipped to Australia, so may wait until end of year sales happen.

I know it may be early, but does anyone have any recommendations?
 
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AVBeatMan

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After about a month of wearing a matt black skin on the OG Airpods, going from them to the Pro’s this week was an improvement in every area bar the look - I wasn’t really a critic of the white (wore them for almost 3 years), but it was only when skinning them, & seeing them blend in with my beard 🧔🏻, I realised how much better they looked, dark.

So now I’m on the hunt for Pro skins. Just the buds will do, as the case doesn’t bother me + it’s cheaper.

I was hoping the mob I got the OG skins for had them (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/192310343810?ul_noapp=true), but no yet. The nearest I’ve found are these , though I’m not sure of the quality, & I think they’re a bit pricey shipped to Australia, so may wait until end of year sales happen.

I know it may be early, but does anyone have any recommendations?
I’ve just got these and can recommend.
ESR Hybrid AirPods Carrying Case for AirPods Pro (2019 Release), Translucent Protective PC Cover with Flexible TPU Frame and Keychain, Matte Surface, Supports Wireless Charging, Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZR9G1PN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vPs2DbMA51NCE
 

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If money isn’t an issue, Colorware or Evil Headphones on Etsy got good reviews for painted options. A little pricey but I’m extremely disappointed Apple doesn’t offer more color options (black). These things aren’t exactly discreet and they’re worn on the your face.
 

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Ralfi

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I’ve just got these and can recommend.
ESR Hybrid AirPods Carrying Case for AirPods Pro (2019 Release), Translucent Protective PC Cover with Flexible TPU Frame and Keychain, Matte Surface, Supports Wireless Charging, Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZR9G1PN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vPs2DbMA51NCE
Thanks. It appears that’s Case only? I‘m after buds only, if I can find it, as I like the portability of the case as is & how it slides in & out of my pocket thanks to it’s smooth coating.

I came across these looking for a wrap, but don’t have firsthand experience with the product or company:

https://www.slickwraps.com/devices/wearables/apple/airpods-pro.html

I’m in the opposite camp, looking for a wrap just for the case, going to try the dbrand option
Yeah, Slickwraps are pricey. I’m probably not going to invest that much into skins myself.

You should have heaps of options for case-only covers.
If money isn’t an issue, Colorware or Evil Headphones on Etsy got good reviews for painted options. A little pricey but I’m extremely disappointed Apple doesn’t offer more color options (black). These things aren’t exactly discreet and they’re worn on the your face.
Painted look great, but again, too 💰💰💰 for me.

Thanks for the suggestions. I’m sure more options will pop up soon.

Here are the applied skins on the OG’s by the company I reference in the OP fyi...
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Ralfi

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I was generously sent some prototype skins which arrived today.

They leave more of the white sections exposed compared to those of the original Airpods above. & they overlap a fair bit on the top section. But they still look great imo & fit in the case with no issue. I’ve left this feedback with the manufacturers, so hopefully they address it & v2 will improve on these in terms of coverage...

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Ralfi

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Noticed another brand on Amazon...Sopiguard:

They seem to cover more of the bulb section, but they leave the stem more exposed compared to the APSkins I have. You also need a hair dryer to apply them, so the install may be more fiddly.

& there's also Mightyskins:

I'm not sure of their quality. Reviews seem to paint a negative picture on them - too many seams due to seperate pieces, but they may be referring to the case skin only (i'm only interested in the skins for ear pieces).