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Spigen's AirPods Strap is a $10 leash for Apple's new AirPods wireless earbuds

The totally wireless AirPods have their first accessory: a wire.

We were joking around about how some company needed to make a leash accessory for Apple's new AirPods, which feature two independent wireless earbuds and seem easy to lose -- and minutes later one materialized: Spigen's new $10 AirPods strap is already on sale on Amazon. (No UK or Australian pricing is available yet).

Simply put, it puts a wire between your AirPods, so you can keep them hanging around your neck like a typical wireless in-ear headphone that has a cord between the buds.

The Spigen AirPods Strap seems to defeat the AirPods biggest selling point (that they're totally wireless), but hey, it's only $10, and you can obviously remove it whenever you want to live more dangerously. It'll be available on October 17 as the AirPods ship to consumers.

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Here are the Strap's key specs, according to Spigen, a Korean company known for its affordable smartphone cases and accessories (note: I've made a few spelling corrections):

  • Compact, lightweight and extremely durable.
  • Perfect compatibility for your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus AirPods. Connect directly from one earpiece to the other.
  • Designed for all users -- ideal to never lose your Apple AirPods. Keep it in place around your neck, in your pocket, or anywhere you can hang a strap.
  • Premium housing with a wire holder attachment to stay tangle-free. The tangle-free design makes the cable easy to store; you can wind it without having to worry about knots or kinks. Ideal to use at home, car and outdoors.
  • The Spigen AirPods Strap will make sure that your AirPods are always by your side.
  • Spigen's AirPods Strap doesn't come with Apple AirPods.
  • Available October 17 for $10.