Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
25 Aug 2021
5:10 pm

Never lose your AirPods again with this mind-blowing life hack

Kaunda Selisho

Apple users are both amused and grateful for the hack because AirPods often retail for thousands of rands and frequently get lost.

A TikTok user recently shared a way to make sure you never lose your AirPods again | Picture: Twitter (@leighhmitchell)

When Apple first announced that their earphones were going wireless and becoming AirPods, people around the world complained about how easy it was going to be to lose them.

For years, there have been countless suggestions on how to not lose your AirPods, but a recent TikTok video has outdone all those suggestions with the most mind-blowing hack of all time; using the magnet in the corner of your MacBook’s screen to “hold” the AirPods when they’re not in use.

Watch TikTok users demonstrate the hack:

@houseplantwithfeelings

##duet with @constantlygus I 100% started recording before I even tried it because I was SURE it was a lie like how did I not know!?!? ##airpods

♬ original sound – Gus Constantellis

Can your AirPods stick to your MacBook screen?

Social media users with MacBooks and the signature Apple wireless headsets rushed to find out for themselves if the life hack works.

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The magnet in question was not created for this purpose but users of the products have been both amused and grateful to find out that they can do this. Especially when you consider the fact that they retail for thousands of rands.

There are countless (cheaper) alternatives to AirPods that have flooded the market since they were first announced in 2016, however, they have been known to have a shorter shelf life than the original.

The cheaper alternatives also do not boast the same sound quality that the pricier versions offer. However, it hurts less when you lose a set of wireless earphones that set you back a few hundred rands as opposed to thousands of rands for original Airpods.

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