We know all about phone cases. They protect our lifelines from the regular accidents of the day, from drops to spills. Sometimes, they’re plain. Other times, they’re sparkly. And sometimes, they show what we value (besides our phones!)—the environment.
Lifeproof’s cases made from ocean-based plastics have already been released for phones, whether you have an iPhone, Galaxy, or Pixel. But they’ve recently added the same cases for Apple Watch, AirPods, and AirPods Pro.
The eco-friendly case for Apple Watch is made from 85 percent recycled ocean plastic. The low-profile case is form-fitting and covers the curvy edges of your watch—the things you’re most likely to smack against a table or door frame when you’re waving your hands around. When you’ve got the case on your watch, all the features are still accessible. The case lists for $29.99, comes in 38/40 and 42/44 sizes, and in a variety of colors, from pavement (black/gray) to neptune (blue/green) to sea urchin (mauve) and down under (green/orange).
The eco-friendly cases for AirPods and AirPods Pro are built from 75 percent recycled ocean plastic and deliver edge-to-edge protection for your listening devices. Just slide the case bottom onto your AirPods case, then slide the case top onto the AirPods case, and press firmly into place. A quick-snap carabiner is included, so you can attach your AirPods securely to anything you need (I suggest inside your bag, to be safe). When you need to recharge, no need to take the case off. Just set it on a Qi-wireless charger for cordless recharging, or connect the lightning cable, as usual. Both cases list for $29.99, and come in the same color choices as the Apple Watch case.
I’ve tested all these out over the past few weeks. I use the watch case only when I’m doing something adventurous and need the extra protection, but I keep the AirPods and AirPods Pro cases on all the time now.