Apple’s attempt to convince us that a headphone jack-less iPhone 7 wasn’t a terrible thing created a whole new uproar when it became clear how easy it would be to lose the new $229 wireless AirPods. But don’t worry, there’s an easy solution to that problem too: A $US10 ($13) wire that negates all that inconvenient wirelessness. Spigen’s AirPods Strap reminds us of a similar solution that popped up for pre-order last week: The AirPod Strap. They’re easy to confuse, being only distinguished by an extra letter ‘s’ and by price.
The AirPod Strap will set you back $US20 ($26) when available, while the Spigen AirPods Strap will be just $US10 ($13) when it arrives in late October. They both work exactly the same way, as will the hundreds of follow-up AirPods accessories that will surely be announced in the coming weeks. But these are the first out the gate. Who cares if you can’t even buy the AirPods yet?