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This AirPod-holding Apple Watch band is either brilliant or incredibly dumb

This AirPod-holding Apple Watch band is either brilliant or incredibly dumb


It’s a bit strange, but also practical

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If you have a habit of misplacing your AirPods, this new Kickstarter campaign might have the answer: stick them on your Apple Watch band.

The AirBand is a new silicon band for the Apple Watch that doubles as a holder for your AirPods, with two loops located below the Apple Watch screen. It’s supposed to work with both the AirPods and the AirPods Pro.

The design and concept sound silly. When using it, your AirPods are just dangling there out in the open for everyone to see, and they won’t charge while in the loops. AirPods also come with a pocket-sized charging case, meaning AirPods owners already have something portable in which to store their earbuds.

But it’s practical in some ways. Matt Youngblood, the project’s creator, said the product is supposed to serve as a temporary AirPods holder in situations when the pocket-sized case isn’t the best solution or you don’t have it on hand. “There are often times where the AirPod case just isn’t convenient,” Youngblood said. The Kickstarter video shows a few possible places the band could come in handy, like trying to pay for something at the store, or working at a cafe and putting them down while you focus on something else. 

The project is being funded on Kickstarter with a goal of $10,000. Youngblood says that the product has already been tested and has a manufacturer lined up. He’s turning to Kickstarter to secure funding for the materials needed to begin production on the product. If you want to back the project, you can pledge a minimum of $20 to secure at least one AirBand, with the product slated to ship to backers sometime this April.