Spigen Offers Twinning Cord to Keep Apple AirPods Together

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When Apple announced its wireless AirPods last week to compensate for the lack of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7, some observers commented on the "inevitability" of misplacing or flat-out losing one of the earbuds, which cost $159 a pair.

California-based accessory company Spigen thinks it has a solution to that dilemma in the form of the AirPods Strap (patent pending), currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $10.


The "tangle-free" cord attachment snaps onto the bottom of the arm of each earbud without impeding the microphones, and Spigen promises they "keep your AirPods in place around your neck, in your pocket, or anywhere you can hang a strap".

While there's reason to question the logic of attaching a cable to a technology whose sole aim is to be cable-free, the accessory would seem to answer to the worry some undoubtedly have about keeping the AirPods safely together, although Apple's earbuds do come with a carry case for when they're not in use.

The AirPods Strap is listed as having a release date of October 17, which is around the time Apple is expected to make the AirPods available to buy.

Apple's wireless headphones offer users 5 hours of music playback, and the carry case doubles as a battery pack, holding an extra 24 hours of charge in a small, 2-inch tall frame. The AirPods feature Apple's new proprietary W1 chip, allowing them to pair seamlessly with the host device, activate Siri with a touch, and automatically pause playback on removal.

Article Link: Spigen Offers Twinning Cord to Keep Apple AirPods Together
 

BrettArchibald

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While there's reason to question the logic of attaching a cable to a technology whose sole aim is to be cable-free, the accessory would seem to answer to the worry some undoubtedly have about keeping the AirPods safely together, although Apple's earbuds do come with a carry case for when they're not in use.
There is no reason to question this. This is how it *should* have been done, IMO.
It's like a person who wears glasses saying "I need glasses for my eyes, so these arm attachments that go over the top of my ears are unnecessary."
 

Relentless Power

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Definitely investing in this for my AirPods when they become available in October. Pre- Ordering now.
 
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peterh988

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Now all we need is for them integrate a handy cord to connect them to the phone. Hey, with advances in technology they could even make it so that the phone provides power to the earphones so they don't need to be charged
Recycle your old ear pods by cutting off the ear pieces, gluing the cords to your new airpods, attach the 3.5mm jack to the lightning adapter, and plug it into the the lightning port for safe keeping. :)
 

iMember

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Hey Macrumors how about yo do review on SamsunGear IconX earbuds!
People talks about W1 like Apple was the first to do it! IconX already had that feature, and connects when you plug in your ear! not when your open the box, what a dumb idea!

IconX also has 4 GB of storage, to play up to 1000 music tracks! makes sense since BLE consumes more battery

The only thing I dislike about it - are the colors! no red and ugly black
 
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Tompkinson

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The cord is a solution to one possible problem, but might not be the most elegant solution?

This will entail a huge amount of "snapping" & "unsnapping" the cord onto the bottom of the arm of each earbud.

Every time one removes the pod from the charging case, or replaces the pod into the case - probably multiple times a day - one would have to go through this fiddly snapping procedure...?
 

iMember

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The cord is a solution to one possible problem, but might not be the most elegant solution?

This will entail a huge amount of "snapping" & "unsnapping" the cord onto the bottom of the arm of each earbud.

Every time one removes the pod from the charging case, or replaces the pod into the case - probably multiple times a day - one would have to go through this fiddly snapping procedure...?
Box it's the solution
 
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