People may have been more vocally upset by Apple’s decision to kill the headphone jack, but of all the design missteps in the post-Steve Jobs era, the AirPods may be the biggest. This handy little sticker might help with one problem—the tiny $160 headphones are highly stealable.
Specifically tailored to fit on the front of an AirPods case, this translucent sticker will convincingly disguise the Bluetooth headphones as an ordinary pack of floss. In the event that that tiny storage device gets left on the breakroom table, for example, a co-worker with sticky fingers would be more likely to overlook it.
Nevertheless, the most important trouble with the AirPods design is retaining up with them. They aren’t accurate for energetic conditions like jogging, they’re smooth to drop in a bathroom and in case you misplace considered one of them, it’ll price $69 to replace. The fine solution so far appears to be buying a 3rd-birthday party accent that adds a twine to the wi-fi technological surprise. Some human beings have taken the biohacking route.
Gizmodo’s Christina Warren found a lot to like about the AirPods based on first impressions, though she noted that the design “lacks polish that I’m used to seeing from Apple’s design team.”
Now that they’ve officially hit the market, only time will tell if the public is willing to overlook the obvious headaches. Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC last week that the AirPods “are a runaway success.” If that’s true, people want them, so a $5 anti-theft investment might be worth it.