Elago Launches 'Wrist Fit' Accessory to Store Your AirPods on Your Apple Watch Band

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Elago, the company that previously launched the W3 Stand to turn an Apple Watch into a classic Macintosh, this week announced the "Wrist Fit" for Apple's AirPods. The $14.99 Wrist Fit is a small silicone strap that slides onto an Apple Watch band, providing two small slots where you can store your AirPods and reach them with ease.


    The company says that Wrist Fit is compatible with "most" Apple Watch bands, like the Sport Band, Sport Loop, Classic Band, Leather Loop, and more. It also promises that the accessory will "securely" hold your AirPods so that they will "not get loose or slide out over time."
    The Wrist Fit provides two options for carrying AirPods on your wrist: you can use the included black silicone strap to only carry the AirPods, or take off the small silicone attachment and slide it onto a compatible Apple Watch band. Elago says the attachment fits both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch bands.

    Elago has a few other AirPods-related accessories, including a Waterproof Hang Case, Silicone Case, Leather Case, Carrying Clip, EarPads, and more. The company also has a colorful line of Duo Cases for AirPods that lets users switch out parts of the case to add a hint of personalization to the AirPods Charging Case.

    Following the success of the W3 Stand, Elago released the M4 Stand to make an iPhone 7, 6s, or 6 look like an old Macintosh computer from 1984. Similar to the Apple Watch accessory, the M4 Stand lets users slide their iPhone into the side of the silicone housing, and a pass-through rail underneath the stand allows for Lightning cable organization.

    In terms of price, the W3 Stand is currently $9.99 on Amazon and the M4 Stand is $25.99 on Amazon (both in "Classic White"). More recently, Elago debuted the W4 Stand to mimic Apple's colorful iMac G3 line of computers from 1998.

    For now, the Wrist Fit only appears to be available on Amazon in the United States, and it's running for $14.99.

    Article Link: Elago Launches 'Wrist Fit' Accessory to Store Your AirPods on Your Apple Watch Band
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  3. johnyslats macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2012
    Leeds, UK
    I’m totally missing the point with these. I’d rather ‘store’ them in my ears if the charging case isn’t immediately to hand even if the battery is dead
  4. giraffle macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2013
    For when the little charging case isn't convenient enough.
  5. tasset macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2007
    What the ?! These things have been available on AliExpress for awhile now (search for Airpods holder) for a few bucks. I guess Elago just is rebranding these? Funny, usually Chinese knockoffs come after a more well-known brand launches theirs, not before.
  6. urbanslaughter1997 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2007
    $14.99?? Elago is trying to put Apple's profit margins to shame!
  7. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    I can't imagine wanting to store my AirPods on my Apple Watch band. I'd throw them in my pocket long before wanting them on my wrist.
  8. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    If this doesn't bring out your "inner dork", nothing will.
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Certainly the use case for this is limited -- but I can see where it'd be handy on a weekend long run when the earbuds can get uncomfortable after a couple hours. The charging case is pretty lumpy for the "pockets" that are in men's running shorts, or nonexistant in many women's running shorts.
  10. txpilot82 macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2010
  11. lars666 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Contrary to the other replies here, I like the idea for "minimalistic" jogging etc. in the summer without any pockets etc. – being able to put the Airpods into this thing when buying groceries on the way home or whatever. Pricey nevertheless, of course ...
  12. yanksfan114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2011
  13. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Slightly unrelated question: Is it not possible for a third party to release an AirPods charging case? I’d love to have one that could fit some ear hooks. Taking them on and off sometimes twice a day stretches them out until they’re unusable in just a few weeks. For now I’m using specially formulated adhesive strips that fit inside the case and I have to replace every 1-2 weeks depending how sweaty and nasty they get. This is not ideal, Apple! Some people have non-conforming ears and you’re not being very accessible for us! I thought Apple liked being accessible?
  14. bitslap47 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2007
    This is as bad as the bragi headphones that you had to walk around smacking and tapping your face as "gestures" to control your music
  15. pete2106 Suspended


    Dec 7, 2012
    But once you take the buds out of the case the battery starts draining whether you use them or not so if you store them on your wrist, they'll be dead in a few hours with no way to charge them back up.
  16. anson42 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    I too think this is a good idea for the minimalist jogging use case. I'm not a jogger, just saying... since this is not getting much love :)
  17. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    It rhymes with wrist fit and it looks like wrist ....
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I can appreciate ingenuity what they were trying to accomplish here, but the storage case is more than sufficient likely for almost every user, being how compact it is.
  19. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Forget the aesthetics, or lack thereof, no way would I trust something like this with my AirPods. Just looks like they are begging to get jostled out or scratched or something. AirPods come with a great case. Not really sure the point of this holder. My AirPods are either in my ears or the case.
  20. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    Yes, I too remember when Apple marketed the Watch as a fashion item.

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