I am not a "case" person typically. I do not use a case on my phone, laptop, or anything really. But I typically carry my AirPods in the same pocket as my keys, which means they take a lot of abuse, and sadly the patina on the high-gloss finish of the AirPod case does not spark joy the way an aged leather looks. As a result when I upgraded to the new AirPod 2 version, I decided to pickup this case to go with it. I am SO glad that I did. The case fits great, and the patina of the leather is already starting to take shape since it spends a lot of time with my keys.