AirPods Max case and battery. How does it work? Do you need the case?

So, the AirPods Max hit the market with mixed opinions. One of the most controversial features of Apple’s new set of cans is the AirPods Max Smart Case.

People have two issues with it. One, the way it looks and functions — it’s not really a case, it’s basically just a wrap for the earcups, which doesn’t even provide that much protection.

Secondly, there’s the whole “The AirPods Max are never really off” thing.

See, the AirPods Max don’t have an on/off switch. In order to turn them into a low-power state, you actually need to insert them into the aforementioned case. Which …
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