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Clever ways to safeguard your new Apple AirPods

Apple's new high-tech wireless earphones are an investment. At $159, a set of AirPods is the sort of purchase you only want to make once.

Part of what makes them so unique (they're completely wireless with no cable running between them) is what also causes some anxiety for their owners. What happens if you lose one?

You can replace an individual AirPod, but it will cost you a painful $69 for a new one. Never fear. Creative Apple fans have come up with several different ways to protect your AirPods.

These solutions range from the practical to the utterly whimsical. At least one of them is bound to appeal to you in your quest to keep your AirPods safe and sound and in your possession.

Tether it

Almost as fast as the AirPods were announced, the Spigen AirPods Strap appeared. The $10 strap acts as a leash that connects your two AirPods together. It clips into place and matches the look of the earphones.

On one hand, this gives you a convenient way to hang the AirPods around your neck when they’re not in your ears. On the other hand, it pretty much negates the gadget's most impressive feature: that the earbuds are wireless.

The Spigen strap will at least ease your worries about losing your AirPods. It easily unclips for when you want to try your luck with keeping them wireless.

This is the sort of accessory you could snap on for when you're going to be jostling about in a subway or heading out for a vigorous run. Then later, when you want to feel cool, you could unleash your AirPods and rock the wireless look.

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