Do you own Apple AirPods? There’s a good chance you do, they’re becoming one of the most popular headsets in the world, and you can’t go anywhere without seeing them.

Due to the hefty price tag, people are looking to not only protect them, but to have a uniquely styled charging case that represents their taste and personality. Since the launch of the AirPods a few years ago, online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores have tried to cash in on consumers need to have their own tailored charging cases, and many of them have succeeded. We’re going to take a look at the differences between both leather and plastic cases, and why one might be better than the other.

When you think of durability, you might automatically think of leather. You might also think of the price. If you’re looking to snag a high quality leather case, there’s a good chance you’re paying a pretty penny for it. But is it worth it? Nomad, a company that specializes in custom Apple accessories, is the one to beat when it comes to premium accessories. They use Horween leather for their cases and even the most worn cases still look brand new. A downside to this case, however, is while it supports wireless charging, there is currently no way to view the status by way of the LED lights. It seems like a small trade off when it comes to protection, but for $30, the choice is all yours. Or you can check out qstomize to get a beautifully crafted custom airpod skin.

Another luxury accessory brand is Alto. For years, they’ve crafted iPhone cases made with authentic Italian leather, but have since ventured off into making AirPod cases, with colors ranging from black to brown to grey. They’ve adopted a similar style to that of the previously mentioned brand, Nomad, but unlike them, Alto has accommodated the LED status lights, making it easier to see the status of the charge.

If you’re looking for something more cost effective, you might be looking into plastic cases. While these aren’t the first choice for protection, the design options are limitless and you’re not paying much for them, giving you the choice to buy multiple cases at once. Online retailers like Etsy and Amazon have a wide selection of cases to choose from, even cases you can design yourself for a more custom look.

Despite the lack of durability, plastic cases are becoming increasingly popular, likely due to the many style options and the low costs. One thing you must know about these, though, are that they do break easily. They’re prone to cracks, wear and tear, and even faulty pieces. If you’re careful with them, however, you can make them last.

Be careful when deciding which case might be right for you, be sure to do your research. Even though a case looks nice design wise or costs more, it might not be the best option. AirPods are an investment and you want to make sure you protect that, so browse the many online sites and stores to find the best case for you!

To end this article, we found a great video for some hidden features (that we didn’t even know of) for your airpods, check it out: