Nothing says "I love Apple" like $400 custom-painted AirPods

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ColorWare, a company that specializes in custom paint jobs and skins for tech products, has added a new paint option for Apple's AirPods. The new design is called "AirPods Retro" and is based on the style of the original Apple IIe, the predecessor of the first Macintosh.

Besides the base color, called Pantone 453 (basically light beige), the two "features" added are the faux vents on the side of the box and the sync button painted in the rainbow colors of the original Apple logo.

As you have probably guessed, the shocking price includes a pair of brand new AirPods, so even if you were willing to spend $240 ($399 - $159, the price for a pair of AirPods) just for a paint job, that's not an option. This design will be available for a limited time only, in case you are considering them.

While all the distinct design elements are on the box itself, Apple aficionados might appreciate the subtle uniqueness of the retro color on the AirPods themselves. If you want something more noticeable, you can go for their other color options. For "just" $299 (add another $40 if you want the box painted as well) they will generously allow you to choose one of 16 different colors for each bud.

Even if you are looking to buy AirPods and willing to spend that much to stand out from the crowd, you are probably better off waiting a few months for the next generation AirPods, that are likely to be released in September. ColorWare will surely have options for them as well.

source: ColorWare via MacRumors



1. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

$240 for a mini rainbow....well

2. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013


3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ha! I’ll stick with the factory white pair I have now. They’re actually one of Apple’s best products to me. Fitness enthusiasts dream.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Jon Geller wants to know where to line up.

7. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

they look stupid, they dont fit properly, easy to loose, sound is mediocre at best, there are way better brands that actually do more, but hey if you got money to burn on cr@p, its your money, and your entitled to do with it as you wish

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The last 13 words of your post, pretty much moots the other 34.

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