Wireless earphones are the future.
That's the brief of Apple's AirPods, the £159 wireless earphones revealed alongside the new iPhone 7.
Wireless earphones have been pumping out tunes for a number of years, with wireless 'pod' designs becoming more affordable in recent months. Apple's decision to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack will inevitably stimulate interest in the tech, but concerns over the practicalities of the headphones were voiced on Twitter as soon as the AirPods were announced.
Enter stage right the hero of the hour: the AirPod Strap.
Yep. Accessory companies are already making a wire for your wireless headphones.
Apple accessory group Spigen has apparently filed a patent for their AirPod Strap, which they describe thusly:
"Ideal to never lose your Apple Air Pods. Keep it in place around your neck, in your pocket, or anywhere you can hang a strap."
Currently available for pre-order in the US for $10, you'll have to wait until 17 October before they're available, while the AirPods are set to arrive in the UK at the close of October.
Or you could just buy some more conventional wireless headphones for a lot less. Your call.