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.
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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."