MacRumors Giveaway: Win AirPods Retro From ColorWare

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    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of custom-painted AirPods that have been designed to look like a classic Macintosh.

    The AirPods Retro case has been painted a soft beige shade that matches the design of Apple's earliest computers, with gray lines representing faux vents. There's also a rainbow colored button at the back that mimics the classic rainbow-colored Apple logo, and an all-over matte finish.

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    ColorWare has painted the AirPods themselves a nice matching beige color, for an overall look that's sleek and a throwback to the early Apple design language all at once.

    AirPods Retro, priced at $399, aren't cheap, but you're not going to find AirPods that look like this anywhere else. These are also a limited edition from ColorWare and won't be available to purchase for long.

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    ColorWare has been offering custom-painted electronic accessories for years now and has established itself as a company that offers impeccable quality thanks to years of experience perfecting the painting process.

    ColorWare uses a coating process that includes a primer, an application of a proprietary color formula, and an X2 liquid plastic coating that protects the new color for all of its AirPod paint jobs, and speaking of other paint jobs, ColorWare also offers custom AirPod painting in a range of colors. Pricing for a custom paint job starts at $299, and ColorWare is now one of the only companies offering custom AirPod painting.

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    Because ColorWare is using traditional AirPods for the Retro AirPods paint job, full AirPods functionality is intact, with a W1 chip for easy pairing, a long battery life, a built-in accelerometer for ear detection, iCloud support for quick device switching, and support for gestures.

    We have one set of AirPods Retro to give away to a MacRumors reader. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner(s) and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

    Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

    The contest will run from today (August 10) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 17. The winner will be chosen randomly on August 17 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win AirPods Retro From ColorWare
     
  2. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a

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    Tapping. I set mine to double-tap left for Siri and double-tap right for play/pause.
     
  4. riverfreak macrumors demi-god

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    Wish the AirPods case had a textured matte finish.
     
  5. rockarollr macrumors regular

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    Man the textured finish on those AirPods looks SWEET! I have entered the drawing and am keeping my fingers crossed that my name gets drawn!
     
  6. 69Mustang macrumors 603

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    Not gonna lie, as much as I dislike the look of the actual AirPod, that case color... the matte finish... that retro design... yeah, that's fire. The matte finish and off white color even look good on the AirPod.
     
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    $400? These look pretty cool I guess but not $400 cool. There must be a market out there because colorware keeps doing these types of skins but this seems.....exorbitant. Personally I think I might pay 30-50 dollars more for this but this seems a bit much.

    JSWC: I definitely entered
     
  8. adammusic macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone confirm these giveaways are even real?
     
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    I do have to say, these look kind of awesome - not only the retro tie-in, but one of the few things I dislike about the AirPods is, whenever I see someone with them, they really really stand out, with their blinding pure white finish. I'd be happier to have some if they didn't attract attention to themselves so much. (I'm a little surprised Apple hasn't offered them in black yet, but the ones I'd really like from Apple would be something like a 50% gray, not too bright, not too dark, to draw less attention to themselves).
     
  11. rockarollr macrumors regular

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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but... I doubt this "less attention drawing" set of AirPods will ever happen. Apple loves the brand recognition and attention the brightly-colored AirPods gives them. Much in the same way the white, wired Apple earbuds were instantly recognizable in the iPod's heyday.

    Why would Apple ruin free advertising for themselves?
     
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    Sooooooo... one of the 50 Shades of Space Gray.:D
     
  13. Pushpaw macrumors newbie

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    Space Gray. Space Freaking Gray. C'mon Apple, I really like my AirPods but I'd like them more if they matched my iPhone, my iPad, etc.
     
  14. CarlJ macrumors 68020

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    I thought of saying Space Gray - that would make it easier for Apple to get on board - but Space Gray, as a whole is a rather darker color. Still, they haven't had problems with redefining that color name multiple times, so perhaps a lighter gray could fit under that umbrella with the rest.

    And to the folks pointing out rightly that Apple likes the attention that white draws, yes, they do, until something gets established. They didn't mind (eventually) offering the iPod in most of the colors of the rainbow.
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    I see what you did there — well played, sir!
     
  15. B4U macrumors 68000

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    I have posted again and again.
    These giveaways are real.
    I have won this one.
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    Here you go...:D
     
  16. TomaxXamot macrumors regular

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    Pretty sweet looking. Love the retro look. For the same reasons I love seeing Nintendo Wii U’s, Pro Controllers or Switches modded to have the NES, SNES and GameCube design styles. There’s a guy on Instagram @doylescustoms that does this and it makes me salivate with nostalgia.
     
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    The raffles are absolutely real. I won one way back in the day... 2003 or 2004. It was a case and battery adapter (4 AAs, wow) for the third generation iPod. :D
     
  18. glowplug macrumors member

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    Would be so cool if Apple licensed this from the creators and made it a real thing (real for everyone).
     
  19. Mansu944 macrumors 6502

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    If I win I’ll tell you.
     
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    When *I* Win I'll tell you.
     
  21. ronntaylor macrumors regular

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    I predict Apple will eventually have AirPod colors to match iPhones. Once prices come down, probably with the iPhone X line with AirPods included with larger capacities.

    I recently won the Choetech wireless charger and several MR readers have reported that they've won; some have even included links to their winning prizes.
     
  22. Windingash macrumors newbie

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    Were does one enter this raffle
     
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    After Tim Cook’s last White House meeting, maybe it’ll be Space Force Gray!
     

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