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By Ben Ingignieri
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About this project

The AirHooks were first created in September 2016 as a simple solution to help secure Apple AirPods comfortably around the ear. I anticipated the release of the AirPods, and noticed the mixed reviews about this innovation. Though many reviews since the release have been positive, I designed these AirHooks to ensure the security of the AirPods without strings, suitable for any ear shape.

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TrendHunter described “The simplistic aesthetic of the AirPod Securers make them worthy of the Apple AirPods, which is no easy feat to say the least. In my opinion they are a simple way of ensuring more security.
TrendHunter described “The simplistic aesthetic of the AirPod Securers make them worthy of the Apple AirPods, which is no easy feat to say the least. In my opinion they are a simple way of ensuring more security.

 

AirHooks being worn with AirPods
AirHooks being worn with AirPods

 

The AirPod hooks work by being slipped over the bottom portion of the earpieces. The hook can then be placed over and behind the ear to ensure that the small, delicate earpiece does not fall out during use.
The AirPod hooks work by being slipped over the bottom portion of the earpieces. The hook can then be placed over and behind the ear to ensure that the small, delicate earpiece does not fall out during use.

 

 

One reason I decided to create this simple solutions is due to the fact that I have quite large ears. Earphones, and even those with rubber ends tend to easily fall out when I simply walk!
One reason I decided to create this simple solutions is due to the fact that I have quite large ears. Earphones, and even those with rubber ends tend to easily fall out when I simply walk!

 

AirPods cost £159, and though I think they are worth the money (great sound and comfortable) news published recently stated that to replace just one of these earpieces would cost an additional £65!
AirPods cost £159, and though I think they are worth the money (great sound and comfortable) news published recently stated that to replace just one of these earpieces would cost an additional £65!

 

 

Featured Articles include:

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/ear-clip
http://www.splurjj.com/magazine/honey-i-fixed-the-airpods/
http://www.yankodesign.com/2016/10/04/most-buzzed-designs-of-september-2016/ 

  

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Probably the main challenge would be to create this earpiece (even though uber simple!) to accommodate different ear sizes an ear shapes! Another challenge would be to create this piece so it is durable and also comfortable to wear ready for shipping! I am up for the challenge!

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