Man Turns to Body Modification to Keep AirPods Held in Place

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The majority of user reports suggest Apple's AirPods fare pretty well at sitting securely in the average lug hole, but at least one owner has had issues with them falling out of his ears. Fortunately he found an effective, albeit unusual, solution.

AirPods ear piercing


Andrew Cornett recruited a pair of stretched ear piercings to accommodate the stems, allowing his modified lobes to act as little holders that ensure his AirPods always stay in place.

As with individual pain thresholds, prices vary at piercing studios for opening holes in flesh, but all Apple Stores across the U.S. charge a consistent $69 to replace a lost AirPod, regardless of whether or not they're still under warranty.

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47 months ago
Was going to comment but realised that there is nothing I can say about this utter buffoonery that you aren't already thinking.
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47 months ago
Really slow day, huh, MacRumors...
The horror. The horror.
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47 months ago
Who's getting the popcorn, this one has legs..
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47 months ago
That's disgusting.
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47 months ago
More like "man seeks easy publicity exploiting misbeliefs".

The AirPods stay in place better than my Powerbeats. They just won't drop, nor move. Same experience for my girlfriend.
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47 months ago
People really don't think before they post pictures of themselves - even as a joke.

He is going to be mocked on Android forums and all over social media for being the ultimate 'fan boy'.
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