Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro receive blast of 90s flip phone nostalgia

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Case
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In Korea, Galaxy Buds Pro buyers will have access to the cutest accessory: a charge case in the shape and design of an early-2000s Samsung flip phone.

Exclusive to the Samsung online store, customers can buy a pair of Galaxy Buds Pro with a case in the shape of either the T100 or E700. The former was a popular flip phone from 2002 and the latter from 2003. 

These cases are merely decorational. It will not be possible to make make actual phone calls. 

As for pricing, the cases will run Korean buyers 33,000 won, or around $30. But the company is offering these cases for free to early adopters who buy through its online store. 

At the moment, Samsung has not announced any plans to release these feature phone-inspired cases in other markets. But if there's enough chatter online, surely Samsung would consider bringing it over. And of course, it's always possible to import it via sites like eBay, Korean Buddy or Gmarket. 

Imad Khan

Imad is currently Senior Google and Internet Culture reporter for CNET, but until recently was News Editor at Tom's Guide. Hailing from Texas, Imad started his journalism career in 2013 and has amassed bylines with the New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, Wired and Men's Health Magazine, among others. Outside of work, you can find him sitting blankly in front of a Word document trying desperately to write the first pages of a new book.