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.

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    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
     
  2. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    Surely, something like this should've been included with the airpods from Apple?
     
  3. BrettArchibald macrumors member

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    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."
     
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  5. poppy10 macrumors regular

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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
     
  6. Relentless Power, Sep 13, 2016
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    Definitely investing in this for my AirPods when they become available in October. Pre- Ordering now.
     
  7. djgamble macrumors 6502a

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    Tangle-free... famous last words. I wish cables could be made tangle-free! Really do :)
     
  8. ForkHandles macrumors regular

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    Perhaps Apple will design wrap around ear air pods. There is no way that the existing design would stay attached to my head.
     
  9. poppy10 macrumors regular

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    Really makes you think

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  10. BrettArchibald macrumors member

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    Yes, yes, I'm well aware of pince-nez glasses (I was wondering who was gonna be the first smarty-pants to point these out), but they're hardly the most practical solution, are they? How many people do you see wearing them on a day-to-day basis?
     
  11. peterh988 macrumors 6502a

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    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. :)
     
  12. Oblivious.Robot, Sep 13, 2016
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    Asked and answered, this falls more into the category of those Apple Watch "protective" cases. :confused:

    Also, I meant to ask? Why doesn't Macrumours allow emojis!
     
  13. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    they won't be easy to charge like that, so you'll be constantly taking them off and putting them on again
     
  14. Janichsan, Sep 13, 2016
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    Notice the ribbon attached to it? What do you think that was for?
     
  15. kentsydney macrumors regular

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    Send this to viz magazine as a top tip
    http://viz.co.uk/category/top-tips/
     
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  17. iMember, Sep 13, 2016
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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
     
  18. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816

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    Don't be daft. That's way into the future. Oh wait ....
     
  19. peterh988 macrumors 6502a

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    I nicked (and revised) it from the twitter version, Twop Twips.

    Daily advice such as "Give pickpockets a nasty surprise by always keeping your pockets filled with dog poo"

    Look them up if you like that kind of thing!
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    October 17 appears to be around the release date for the Airpods. Good to know.
     
  21. Tompkinson macrumors 6502

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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...?
     
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    I am sure others like this will come out with a BLE controller for track selection and volume.
     
  23. Tompkinson macrumors 6502

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    Didn't see you post, sorry
     
  24. iMember macrumors 6502

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    Box it's the solution
     
  25. Tompkinson macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, I am not sure what this sentence could mean...?
     

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