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You can now buy a $60 carrying strap for your AirPods, the irony is not lost on anyone

AirPods Strap
AirPods Strap (Image credit: Nordstrom)

What you need to know

  • A new carrying strap for Apple's AirPods has surfaced on Nordstrom's websites.
  • Several Twitter users and outlets were very quick to point out the irony of the situation.
  • The strap is a mix of leather and brass, and will keep your AirPods magnetically locked in place for $60.

A rather expensive new carrying strap for Apple's AirPods have surfaced on Nordstrom's website, and the internet was very quick to point out the obvious.

For an eye-watering $60, shoppers at Nordstrom (opens in new tab) can buy an AirPods Carrying Strap by Topper. The product description states:

Avoid losing your wireless AirPods by attaching them to this magnetic-locking leather strap and wearing around the neck when not in use.

Several Twitter users, including Yoni Mernick were very quick to point out the rather obvious irony of the situation:

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The listing helpfully mentions that AirPods are not included with the product. Its compatible with both AirPods and AirPods Pro, and is made of a mix of leather, brass, TPE and magnets which hold your AirPods in place around your neck when you're not using them.

Of course, this invention basically allows you to take Apple's greatest audio invention of the last decade, and undo all of that hard work, charging you $60 for the privilege in the process. Whilst you could argue that this is indeed a handy way of making sure you never lose your AirPods, they of course already come with a neat case that also charges them for up to 24 hours. If you're desperate for a set of earbuds with a cable to keep them secure, there are plenty of great options out there. Or you could always buy a pair of... you know... wired headphones?

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

1 Comment
  • Really the cost isn't an issue here. You can buy $50K diamond encrusted AirPods too, and some people who can, will. The silliness is the reality that you have to yank these off, just like the $2 silicon versions, every time you need to charge the AirPods. If you are worried enough about losing the things, just get a pair of Beats X and save the hassle. Besides, if you have the money to waste on these, when you lose a bud, just buy a new one.