AirBands put AirPods on your Apple Watch, but why?

AirBands for AirPods
(Image credit: Matt Youngblood)

I thought that I had seen every possible useless, ugly and dumb plastic accessory ever made. But, alas, as the AirBands demonstrate, I hadn’t seen everything yet.

The AirBands are — well, I'm not entirely quite sure.

Apparently, they are designer Matt Youngblood‘s answer to ”what to do with your AirPods when you are not using them instead of putting them in your pocket or charging case as any normal person would do.” 

This set of silicon Apple Watch straps serve to hold Apple’s wireless earbuds while they are not in your ears. They are $20 a pop if you commit to the Kickstarter now.

And that’s basically it, folks.

Do you think they look dumb on their own? Wait until you see them on someone’s wrist.

(Image credit: Matt Youngblood)

I mean, come on. Seriously.

Matthew Panzarino — who spotted the AirBands first — says that he doesn’t know “whether this is super dumb or super genius.” 

But hey, if you want to waste money on a thing you don’t really need, go ahead and pledge money on the Kickstarter. I can only wish total success to Youngblood, because I really want to bump into someone using these and go all Larry David on them. 

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.