One early adopter who tried out beta versions of the product watched his left Airpod disappear down the toilet. Another watched his plummet into a urinal, doomed to spend eternity kicking it in a puddle of piss with a urinal cake and some old chewing gum. Yes: if you want to wee and rock out, urine trouble. It’s a bit of a rum do, all told, but there is hope yet for the humble Airpod. The 3D printing company M3D has stepped into the void, flexed its synthesised muscles and found a way to fix this mess.
i had my headphones on while peeing in the bathroom and one ear bud fell out and landed in the urinal
— leon (@leyawn) September 23, 2016
That’s right, the essential accessory for the Airpod, an incredibly expensive and sleek piece of technology, is a pair of earrings that are also baskets. The name of this stunning invention: the M3D Twisty Earbud Catcher. If your Airpod drops out, it drops into the hoop like a basketball. For this, you will need:
- A 3D printer so that you can print out the MC Twisty Earbud Catcher, as this is the only way the product is available.
- A complete lack of self-awareness.
It might seem like an unwieldy solution, but you could be the envy of your friends with this invention, which can also be used to store tiny marbles – this must-have toy of this Christmas season – or whatever small shred of dignity you have left after wearing them. Sometimes tech solves a problem, and sometime it leaves you wearing tiny basket earrings, like a disgraced NBA player clinging to the good times.