AirPods Wireless Charging case has a plastic hinge

defn

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Apr 25, 2015
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There’s quite a bit of play as a result. This might be a dealbreaker for those who use it as a fidget device. :D
 

dz5b609

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Mar 22, 2019
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As a 1st gen user I can say that the hinge is the weak part of the case and has a lot of play so anything different is probably an improvement.
 
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Finfin

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Nov 9, 2018
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So this is plastic, made to look like the original metal?
I think it’s metal and misleadingly plastic feeling due to its matte finish and tiny surface area making it harder to discern. I think it is aluminum. It’s colder to the touch than the white plastic case itself. The 1st gen AirPods hinge was polished stainless steel.

Edit: Also, mine has almost no play like my AirPods 1st gen Case.
 

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rgeraght

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Mar 31, 2011
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I think its metal, which is why it won't work on some wireless chargers (like mine) unless I put something between case and charger, then works fine.