The AirPods Strap is a simple but extremely useful product for Apple’s upcoming wireless earbuds. Available for pre-order today, the strap will make sure you never lose your AirPods while also adding back the convenience of being able to rest them around your neck and other places.
The lightweight but durable TPE rubber strap attaches one AirPod to the other, allowing you to rest them on your neck like regular Bluetooth earbuds that have a cable between each ear.
Since there’s no tools required— you just slide each AirPod into the built-in sleeve on each end of the strap— you can still have the freedom of quickly removing one or both sides and going back to being cord-free at any time.
The strap is around 55.6cm or 21.8-inches long similar to most Bluetooth earbuds that use a cable.
The Spigen AirPods Strap also includes a wire holder clip that lets you wrap it up neatly without tangling for traveling and storage. That way you can keep it together with the charging case that comes with Apple’s AirPods, as pictured below:
While truly wireless, cord-free earbuds have many advantages in certain scenarios, having a cable between each earbud is something that many have come to rely on. Runners and others often don’t have pocket space to store a wireless earbud like an AirPod momentarily, which forces them to either hold it or lose it. Or imagine if one AirPod falls out when biking or during other physical activity. The Strap would keep it attached to the other one and prevent you from losing it for good.
It’s something many have pointed out with Apple’s new AirPods, noting that lack of a cord will likely increase the chances of users losing one or both. And not being able to rest one or both cord-free earbuds around your neck is an annoyance with all truly wireless earbuds.
Apple’s new AirPods, arriving in October for $159, were announced alongside the iPhone 7 earlier this month at Apple’s press event on September 7. They’ll offer 5 hours battery life and come with a charging case that adds an extra 24 hours battery while on-the-go.