Apple’s $159 AirPods, the company’s new wireless earbuds, were announced last week along with the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The most common complaint about the new accessory is that it’s so easy to lose, that’s why Spigen has announced a new accessory that undoubtedly will be a must-have.
Spigen calls its new accessory as the AirPods Strap. The new accessory is simply a rubber strap that allows users to attach each of the AirPods on either side. When people are using the AirPods, the strap will simply rest on the back of the user's neck. So if one of the earbuds suddenly pop out of the user’s ear, Spigen’s AirPod Strap will make sure that it won’t fall to the floor and won’t potentially be stepped on or get lost.
The Spigen AirPods Strap is simple and doesn’t require any tools. Users will be able to easily slip it in and out anytime from the snug sleeves. This is particularly very useful for users who are out jogging/running where the risk of one of them popping out and getting lost forever is highly likely.
The AirPod Strap also comes with a wire clip so users won’t have to keep untangling them every time they use it. When not in use, users will be able to neatly wrap it around the AirPods’ charging case. The strap is believed to measure 55.66 centimeters or 21.8-inches long, according to 9To5Mac.
Spigen’s AirPods Strap is now available to preorder from Amazon for $9.99 and will start shipping out on Oct. 17. The release date is also timely considering that the AirPods are also scheduled to go on sale in late October, as pointed out by Mashable.
Although Spigen’s new accessory is very useful, it seems to completely contradict Apple’s idea behind the AirPods. “We believe in a wireless future,” Apple’s design chief Jony Ive said on the AirPods promotional video.