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.

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Top Rated Comments

poppy10 Avatar
64 months ago
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
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hieveryone Avatar
64 months ago
I thought this was a parody. Seriously, the whole beauty of AirPods is they look pretty much the same - it looks from a laymans perspective all apple did was cut the cables. It's like the perfect design. Beautiful. Adding a wire is just absurd. It's ruining the look, and the whole point of just putting the ear pod in your ear. Nothing else. It's space age IMO.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrettArchibald Avatar
64 months ago

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."
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poppy10 Avatar
64 months ago

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."
Really makes you think

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cableguy84 Avatar
64 months ago
Surely, something like this should've been included with the airpods from Apple?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avieshek Avatar
64 months ago
"When you need wires again"
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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