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3 Accessories That’ll Help AirPods Stay in Your Ears

AirPods don’t fit in your ears?

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The main complaint I hear about Apple AirPods (and EarPods): “They don’t fit in my ears.” That’s a shame, because otherwise, they’re awesome. Apple’s first truly wireless headphones have accumulated nearly universal praise for their easy pairing, fantastic microphone, great battery life and super nifty charging case. Does that praise justify its $160 price and pretty average sound? Probably not, but it doesn’t have to. AirPods’ simplicity makes them a modern marvel, especially if you own an iPhone.

Still, if AirPods don’t fit in your ears, you won’t wear them. If you’re desperate to make them work, however, there are earbud, wing-tip and hook accessories that can help. They won’t make the AirPods as convenient; you’ll have to remove them when you want to put the AirPods back in the charging case, and re-fit them when you want to use the AirPods again. But you’ll be able to use them. And they won’t add too much to that already-expensive price tag.

EarBuddyz 2.0

Silicon Tips: You can purchase these in either black or clear colorways. They easily slip onto your AirPods, just like the tips that come with most in-ear headphones. If you’re looking to run, jog or bike with your AirPods, these will offer a more snug fit.

Buy Now: $11

i-Blason AirPods Strap

Over-Ear Hooks: This accessory offers two different types of security. The earhooks will catch on your ears if your AirPods are about to fall out. The neck strap, which most running headphones have, are the last line of security. And if you want some customization options, i-Blason offers these in five different colors.

Buy Now: $13

Insignia Accessories for Apple AirPods

Package Deal: Insignia’s accessory package costs a little more, but it gives you more options: ear hooks, earbud tips and a strap. And as for the earbud tips, there are three size options, so you (hopefully) won’t have to worry about shelling out for something that won’t fit you. If you can’t decide between the aforementioned tips and hooks, this kit should be your fallback plan.

Buy Now: $20

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