AirPod Case Hinge Creaking

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by oliverames, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. oliverames macrumors member

    oliverames

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    Hey guys, has anyone else noticed a loose hinge on their AirPods? Mine is loose enough that it moves right to left and creaks when it does it. I've contacted Apple support and will report back my results.
     
  2. FreAk6767 macrumors newbie

    FreAk6767

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    Same here actually.
    Started last nite, and got them on monday at the store.
    Other than, I absolutely love the AirPods!
    Gotta swing by the Apple Store later today, I'll show them, but not expecting anything as their stock is probably near zero!
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I suspect that they are all the same and exchanging would not help.

    Sometimes you just got to live with stuff.
     
  4. mhoepfin macrumors regular

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    They all do that - one more thing for me to fiddle with.
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I'm happy to report that my AirPods charging case does not make any creaking noise or loose hinge on mine. Therefore not all of them do it.
     
  6. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I'll trade you. Mine doesn't creak but it's a PITA to get it to charge. ;)
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

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    Exactly how do you know they all do that? It seems some what far-fetched to make that statement.
     
  9. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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  10. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Mine doesn't. But I can't stop flicking it. It's magic :D
     
  11. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Your hand will start to creak.

    Mine does.

    Sometimes.

     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Wait until your body starts to creak and you can't exchange it.
     
  13. offmertz macrumors newbie

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    Mine is creaking, I keep the case in my pocket when not in use which could play into it. I will say though, I just bought some foam covers for the perks that come with those and it has made the fit more snug. Foam isn't for everyone, but if you're experiencing this I would recommend it.
     
  14. ksaipas macrumors newbie

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    @offmertz - could you provide information in regard to the foams you purchased, please?
     
  15. offmertz macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely! The foams I'm referring to are simple covers that old earbuds used to be equipped with.

    Here is the amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DW1X5JC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They add bass, better fit, and keep your case snug like I mentioned before. The IR sensors can be finicky, but they seem to work most of the time. Someone else burnt holes in their's like the video up above shows, but I haven't done that quite yet.

    I'm not an audiophile, but I will say this: It was difficult to find the right volume with my car windows down, and I could hear people when listening before the foams, and now I can't hear people and the foam blocks wind so I don't have to blast the volume with my windows down. Hope this helps.

    Here's a couple pictures:

    IMG_2783.JPG IMG_2784.JPG
     
  16. ksaipas macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much @offmertz. Very helpful indeed. I'll try them!:)
     

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