For months, on Twitter, I mocked the Apple AirPods and the early adopters who wore them. I was relentless and unhinged, one man using his voice to push back against Apple’s attempt at integrating wireless Bluetooth technology into our daily lives. But eventually, like most people, I grew tired of tangled cords and the other day-to-day annoyances of the Apple EarPod. I needed to roam free, and the AirPods seemed like the only logical choice. When Christmas came around, and my mom asked me wanted I wanted, I quickly sent her a link to the AirPods — my untethered future awaited.
The first days of AirPod use were strange and unsettling. The left AirPod did not feel secure, I was afraid that with one wrong nod I was going to lose it, and I would have to return, defeated, to the corded masses. After a few weeks, I got the hang of it, but much to my dismay, the left AirPod fell out sometimes. One morning, I watched it tumble into oncoming traffic on Avenue A, just missing a violent death by truck tire. I was shook. I needed the AirPods to stay secure, become part of me. I knew I wasn’t the only one with this problem; there had to be others like me out there. I took my issue to Amazon and found a product that would change my life.
EarBuddyz promised to keep my AirPods secure. The EarBuddyz 2.0 Apple AirPods covers only cost $12 for two pairs. It was low risk, I ordered them immediately. They are basically grippy condoms for my AirPods made from “high-performance elastomers.” The real magic lies in the extra little piece of plastic that conforms to the groove of your inner ear. I strapped them on and took them for the ultimate test: a sweat-drenched run. They didn’t budge. I didn’t even have to adjust them once! It was a miracle.
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