Review: Nomad's Quality, Rugged Leather AirPods Pro Case

If you own the high-end $250 AirPods Pro, you probably have an affinity for quality accessories. That makes the Rugged Case for AirPods Pro ($34.95) from Nomad an attractive companion as it adds fashion, luxury, and protection at an attractive price. 

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As with all of Nomad's Horween leather cases, the Rugged Case for AirPods Pro will develop a unique patina over time. The case is available in all black or brown accented with a hard plastic shell around the perimeter. I preferred the all-black model over the two-tone design. Inside the case is a soft microfiber lining for protection with a cutout to allow easy opening and closing.

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Nomad also designed a pass-through to allow the charging LED light to show through the case and added a hook to attach a lanyard, but you will need to provide your own. 



  • Choice of all black or brown with black accents
  • Rigid case with soft microfiber lining for protection
  • Charging light shows through the case
  • Reasonably priced
  • Hook for lanyard attachment


  • Lanyard not included
  • Black accents might be distracting in brown case

Final Verdict

The Rugged Case for AirPods Pro is a nice add-on for anyone, but especially for Nomad enthusiasts who like a consistent look and feel for their wireless charging stands, phone cases, Apple Watch bands, and more.

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