Several startups are selling stick-on skins for the AirPods that give them a little different look.
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A few weeks back I wrote about Catalyst's strangely awesome AirPods Case, a protective waterproof cover for the AirPods charging case.
Turns out it wasn't the only new accessory for the AirPods. Like other hot Apple products in the past -- even products that are accessories themselves -- Apple's distinctive white 'buds seem to be spawning an entire cottage industry on their own.
The most common AirPods accessory so far is stick-on decals that allow you to "skin" your AirPods and give them a bit of flair.
AirVinylDesign sent over a set of its Music Mix monochrome black stickers. And then there are AirPods Skins ($8.25), which come in a variety of colors and adhere to the buds themselves. The online storefront calls them "stylish protectors."
Walmart.com sells the $7 Skin Decal Wrap that includes stickers for the buds and charging case. They aren't terribly attractive although they're advertised to "add style" to your AirPods.