For $10, you can buy a strap to stop you losing your AirPods

13 Sep 2016

With people fearing that the new Apple AirPods will be easy to lose, an accessories company has released a simple strap that will set you back $10.

While Apple fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 7, the loss of the handset’s headphone jack is a matter of concern to some. Those who don’t already own wireless Bluetooth headphones – and even those who do – are hesitant to purchase Apple’s new AirPods, due for release sometime in October.

Apple has said that the headphones – which look almost identical to the headphones that currently ship free with iPhones, albeit without the wire – will cost $159 upon launch.

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Not only that, but critics of Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack have said that, based on design, it is quite possible that you will have a hard time keeping the headphones in your ears when you are out doing physical activities.

Well, fear not, AirPods critics, as a company called Spigen, based in Apple’s home state of California, have decided to capitalise on this cable anxiety with the release of the Spigen AirPods Strap.

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The Spigen AirPods Strap. Image via Spigen

Based on the company’s images on its Amazon store, it is a simple silicone strap that connects to each of the headphones, securing it around your neck. And that is it.

In its description of the strap, Spigen said it has a “premium housing with a wire holder attachment to stay tangle-free.”

Priced at $9.99, some might balk at paying that much for what is essentially a silicone strap, but owners of the AirPods might soon become nostalgic for the familiar security of cables, or, perhaps, they’ll just become anxious about losing an expensive pair of headphones.

AirPods image via Maurizio Pesce/Flickr

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic