When I got a pair with my iPhone 5, however, the supposedly magical earphones were a flop. Now, one Canadian industrial-design firm has come up with a hack that may help those of us with stubborn ears.
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"As active folks, we noticed that our Apple EarPods continually fell out while we were on the move. With some research, we realized that it wasn't our ears. We also didn't like the idea of having to buy a whole new set of earbuds designed to stay in our ears when we were active. Simply supplementing the existing earbuds seemed like a less wasteful solution so we began working on a small, simple fix to the problem."
The video, below, demonstrates how Sprng clips work: Users slide or snap each EarPod into a Sprng clip, insert and if necessary, adjust each clip to make them fit just right.
Sprng clips, which are white and light grey, cost $10 and ship for free in the United States and Canada. The clips are only designed to work with Apple EarPods, and aren't officially compatible with other earbuds by Apple and different brands.
"Making one headphone to fit everybody's ears would be like trying to make one pair of shoes to fit everybody's feet I mean it's impossible," Ive said.
"But that's exactly what we've tried to do with the new EarPods," he explained, adding that Apple three-dimensionally scanned "hundreds of ears" to look for common attributes among them.
But for those of us with ears that just don't agree with the EarPod design, Sprng clips could be the solution we've been waiting for.
EarPods come packaged with new iPhone 5, iPod touch, and iPod nano devices. Apple also sells them separately for $29.
What do you think about the clips? Do your struggle with wearing EarPods, or do they fit your ears well? Let us know in the comments.
[via Yanko Design]