If you haven’t come across BlackPods before, the company takes a regular set of boring white AirPods and then paints them in one of three sleek, unique shades of black or gray using a proprietary painting system.
BlackPods uses a multi-phase painting process for a high-quality coating of paint that’s not going to chip, fade, scuff, or otherwise get damaged from regular usage. Each set of BlackPods is completed by hand and given a rigorous inspection to ensure a flawless finish.
When BlackPods first launched, there were two colors — the BlackPods Classic with a high-gloss finish and the BlackPods Stealth, with a matte satin finish — but BlackPods this year introduced a stylish new Space Gray shade that has an iPhone-style metallic finish.
BlackPods cost $279 for the original high gloss finish or $299 for matte black or space gray, which is a $120+ premium over standard AirPods, but it’s one of the only ways to get AirPods in a darker shade that better matches Apple’s Space Gray iPhones.
If you already have AirPods, BlackPods has a service for the painting process alone. You can send in your AirPods and BlackPods will paint them for you. It takes about 10 days and it costs $99 to $119, with that price covering the cost of both the AirPods and the AirPods Charging Case.
BlackPods are repainted AirPods, so the full AirPods functionality remains intact, with a W1 chip for simple pairing, a long battery life, a built-in accelerometer for ear detection, iCloud support for device switching, and gesture support.
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