MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom Carbon Fiber AirPods From Hadoro

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    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with French designer brand Hadoro to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of custom carbon fiber AirPods.

    For those not familiar with Hadoro, it's a site that makes high-end custom iPhones, AirPods, and iPhone cases from luxury materials. Pricing on these custom devices ranges from 400 euros to over 5000 euros, so they're not for everyone, but Hadoro certainly has some unique designs you won't see anywhere else.

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    Hadoro's custom carbon fiber AirPods will appeal to anyone who is hoping Apple will release a future version of the AirPods in black. Hadoro's AirPods, priced at 650 euros, use carbon fiber, known for being ultra strong and ultra light.

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    To create the carbon fiber AirPods, Hadoro engineers disassemble the original AirPods case while keeping all of the interior components intact. New assembly parts for the case are meticulously carved from three solid blocks of carbon fiber.

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    Because Hadoro is creating its own shell for the AirPods case, it features a unique stepped look at the top and bottom with milled notches and an overall elliptical cylinder shape. A subtle "H" for Hadoro is carved into the front.

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    Hadoro designed the AirPods case to have a unique graphite finish with a visible fiber weave pattern and a matte surface, while the actual AirPods inside are coated with a deep black scratch-resistant soft-touch finish.

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    When the creation process is finished, Hadoro's engineers extensively test the AirPods to make sure full functionality is intact before sending the custom earbuds off to customers. All AirPods features, including the quick pairing, automatic ear detection, and gesture support remain functional, and the Lightning port, pairing button, and hinge all work as normal.

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    We have one set of Hadoro's carbon fiber AirPods 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 winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, 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 (March 1) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on March 8. The winner will be chosen randomly on March 8 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 Custom Carbon Fiber AirPods From Hadoro
     
  2. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    Beautiful finish. Not for me at those prices, for a device with short life span, but I see why people would buy them.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy, Mar 1, 2019
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    If it would be quicker, I can go ahead and pm you where to mail the AirPods, seeing how I am going to win. :)
     
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  5. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    If the winner doesnt want these, I will buy them :)
     
  6. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

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    Why is carbon fiber so ugly? Does it always have to have that pattern?
     
  7. macduke macrumors G4

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    This is me almost every time. I don’t get it. The only time it’s decent is in small accent pieces with a gloss or tinted gloss coating on some super cars, but I’m still not crazy about it. IMO this stairstepped look is especially tacky.

    What would be great is if some company could modify an AirPods case to fit some ear hooks when closed so I don’t have to use dermal adhesive strips to keep them from falling out of my ears all the time.
     
  8. tridley68 macrumors 6502a

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    These look so much better than the ugly white air pods thanks MR for the chance to possibly win these. Good luck everyone who enters.
     
  9. icrude macrumors regular

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    I don’t really understand why choose airpods to make something out of carbon fiber. Are we trying to make them even lighter? Carbon fiber is definitely not something you want in your ears. Obviously the finish will be safe for the ears but this just doesn’t make sense to me. How about making a carbon fiber laptop? People drop those and have a problem. People don’t drop airpods and have them shatter.
     
  10. danny842003 macrumors 6502a

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    Does it have to have the weave pattern? Pretty much because that’s what carbon fibre is.
    I totally disagree about it being ugly, I work for a company making carbon fibre parts for aerospace and I’m always blown away by how the most boring part can look awesome in this material.
     
  11. AK Desperado macrumors newbie

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    I agree. I think the carbon fiber looks awesome! I submitted as many entries as I could! lol
     
  12. ronntaylor macrumors regular

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    I don't get the gripes. This looks good to me.
     
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