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Apple’s AirPods are a $159 set of wireless Bluetooth earbuds designed for use with Apple products (although they can also be used with any device that supports Bluetooth audio).

While Bluetooth headphones are nothing new, the AirPods are one of a handful of “truly wireless” earbud products that don’t have any wires at all. There’s not even one connecting one earbud to the other. Each is an independent item that you can place in your ear.

Worried that’ll make it easy to lose an AirPod if it falls out of your ear and into a toilet or sewer grate? Spigen has a solution: the company’s new AirPods Strap is a small strap that attaches to the end of your AirPods, holding them together. The AirPods Strap has a list price of $20, but it’s up for pre-order for $10.


Here’s the idea: If one falls out of your ear, it shouldn’t fall too far, thanks to the cable holding it to the other earbud.

Makes sense, right? But it also kind of defeats the purpose of spending $159 on a fancy pair of truly wireless earbuds. Because while AirPods are cheaper than Bragi’s Dash or Samsung’s Gear Icon X earbuds, they’re actually pretty expensive compared to a whole bunch of other wireless earbuds. I’m a big fan of Mpow’s Cheetah headphones (about $22 – $24), but other people really seem to like Aukey’s Sport Bluetooth headphones ($22). And that’s just scratching the surface.

In other words, if you’re tempted to spend $10 on Spigen’s new strap for Apple’s new $159 AirPods, maybe you should think first about buying a cheap pair of Bluetooth earphones. Sure, they won’t support Siri and they’ll take a few seconds longer to pair with your iPhone. But you could use the money you’d save to buy earbuds for everyone else in your family.

via Geek


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4 replies on “$10 strap makes Apple’s AirPods wireless earbuds a little harder to lose (and a little less wireless)”

  1. This thing is patent pending according to Spigen website. Why would someone consider granting a patent for a basic wire is beyond me…

    1. Most retailers don’t put patent pending in the title of their product. I suspect this is more to do with deterring potential competitors from releasing products similar to theirs, given the low barrier for entry for selling a piece of wire.

  2. They’re technically still wireless, just not strapless. And here’s the thing, even with the strap they might still be worth it to some since they snag and bend and tangle and eventually they lose the connection or whatever. It’s why I love Bluetooth headphones but not buds (also normal headphones where the write can be replaced like with v-moda ones.
    On the other hand I wonder if the added weight of the strap (minimal as it may be) will make it more likely that they pop out (it would depend on an individual’s guy of course).

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