Samsung has created a Pokémon-themed case for the Galaxy Buds 2 Wireless Earbuds. The case takes on the appearance of a small Poké Ball that acts like a cover wrapped around the standard Galaxy Buds 2 charging case. .
A special bundle is available from the South Korean tech giant’s online store (thanks, Gizmodo) that includes a Poké Ball charging case, a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 wireless headphones, and a selection of Pokémon stickers. with a whole bunch of Gen 1 Pokemon like Pikachu, Lapras, Gengar and more.
Naturally, this adds some bulk to the charging case itself, and the rounded shape of the Poké Ball will likely create a very noticeable bump when placed in your pocket. But if you’re a Pokemon fan who plays Pokemon Go frequently, we can’t think of a better accessory. Especially if you’re never without your music on the go.
A most elusive accessory
Good luck getting your hands on that nifty Poké Ball accessory, though. Currently, it’s only available on Samsung’s South Korean store for 134,000 won (about $109 / £89 / AU$149). As mentioned, the bundle includes the case, buds, and a selection of stickers.
Unfortunately, the case can’t be purchased separately for a lower price, which is a shame, given that the case is also compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro. As a result, first-time Galaxy Buds buyers (or buyers looking for a replacement pair) get the most bang for their buck with this set of Poké Ball cases.
At the time of writing, however, the bundle already appears to be out of stock. No doubt the Poké Ball case was in high demand among South Korean Pokemon fans. At this point, we can only hope the bundle finds its way west so that Pokemon fans everywhere have the opportunity to purchase this admittedly cool set of accessories.
We’d love that, especially since Pokémon as a franchise is firing on all cylinders this year. Not only is Pokémon Go proving hugely popular, but Pokémon Legends Arceus, released for Nintendo Switch in January, provided the franchise with a much-needed breath of fresh air with a semi-open, exploration-based format.
Additionally, the next main series entries, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, are currently slated for release in late 2022. These will bring a Spanish-inspired setting and the ninth generation of Pokémon to the franchise, and we’re certainly looking forward to it. to play them for ourselves.