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Mike Thompson

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the Max will love this beautiful aluminum stand. It’s elegant, durable, and perfect to hang heavier headphones from. Typically reserved for gaming headsets, these type of stands also make the ideal accessory for the AirPods Max! There’s also a lead pad on top for your headphones to rest against without fear of damage, and a silicone pad on the bottom to prevent the stand from slipping. 6. A 20W Power Adapter – $18.99 Apple’s latest trend continues: The company is shipping the AirPods Max with a charging cable but without a charger. If you don’t have a spare adapter around that you can use, you’re going to need to buy one for easy charging (unfortunately, the AirPods Max doesn’t support wireless charging like the AirPods cases do – at least, not for now). The best way to get prepared is to buy a USB-C adapter from Apple. This particular adapter powers up at 20W and is ready to charge your AirPods or nearly anything else at top speed. 5. Twelve South AirFly – $39.99 Twelve South is famous for unique Apple-focused products, and this certainly isn’t an exception. You see, there are some places where Bluetooth connections just won’t work – like a vintage iPod, tapping into the gym’s TVs, or plane seats that are plug-in only for headphones. If you want to use your AirPods Max at a plug-only spot, this adapter is specifically designed to connect wireless headphones to a wired jack. 4. Waterfield AirPods Max Shield Case – $89 If you aren’t entirely satisfied with the case that the AirPods Max came in, there are alternatives. Our favorite option is this incredible Waterfield case, which is designed with a plush interior and three layers of protection to make sure the headphones stay damage-free. There’s also a magnetic cup rest that automatically puts the Max into a low-power mode when you put it into the case (as the Apple case does) to help save on battery life, and it even supports in-case charging. It’s also available in a variety of leather colors, including vegan-friendly substitutes. The only downside is that this case is very popular, and ships out in batches – so you’ll have to order ahead of time and stay patient to get one. (Current wait is a bit more than a month.) 3. RAVPower USB-C Charger – $18.99 Are you sighing at the thought of adding yet another adapter to your collection, let alone one you have to buy separately? Why not do the opposite, and consolidate instead? This handy dual adapter offers both a PD-enabled 18W USB-C port and a 12W USB-A port for older devices that may need that connection. It’s also smart enough to manage dual charging on a

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