Join us at TNW Conference 2022 for insights into the future of tech →

The heart of tech

This article was published on December 21, 2016

This genius found the perfect solution to never losing your AirPods

This genius found the perfect solution to never losing your AirPods
Mix
Story by

Mix

Former TNW Writer

Mix is a tech writer based in Amsterdam that loves cinema and probably hates the movies that you like. Tell him everything you despise about Mix is a tech writer based in Amsterdam that loves cinema and probably hates the movies that you like. Tell him everything you despise about his work on Twitter.

You might be willing to pay a hefty $69 to replace your lost Apple AirPods, but there’s one hero who refuses to play by the book.

Anticipating the treacherous moment of losing his newly acquired wireless earbuds, Andrew Cornett has devised the perfect solution to preventing his AirPods from falling out of his ear. But it’s… not exactly a standard fix.

While netizens have been ruthlessly mocking the protruding stems of the AirPods, Cornett leveraged their unusual design to hold the wireless earbuds in place – by sticking them inside his stretched ear piercings.

Right from the get-go, the biggest concern with Apple’s new wireless earbuds has been how easy it seems to lose them.

In addition to all the ridicule in the Twitterverse, popular talk show host Conan O’Brien also poked fun at the Big A and its AirPods with a hilarious commercial spoof.

But there’s a thing or two we can all learn from Cornett’s inventive problem-solving: All it takes to protect your precious $159 wireless earbud investment is a little dedication… and the courage to punch a hole through your ear.

Have you found any other viable ways of keeping the AirPods in place? Show off your creativity and let us know down in the comments.

via The Verge