A person who was sick of losing Airpods cleverly turned them into earrings - which are now selling online.
Gabrielle Reilly, a 22 years old genderqueer person from Virginia, took to Twitter on Jan 26 to share a video in which she showed off her new earring. Gabriella modeled her new invention - earrings fixed to the end of her apple Airpods to keep them from falling off.
She displayed the effectiveness of her latest invention in a short video where she moved her head back and forth with the earrings before fixing the Airpods in her ear. And as you’d expect, her Airpods didn’t fall off.
She wrote on Twitter: “I made airpod earrings lmaoooo. I didnt want to post this till I had better pics but whatever here it is.” Ahe added - "I’m gonna refine the design and release pics so y’all can custom order them from me."
Gabrielle’s tweet made a lot of waves, which is a general indication that is was a welcome invention. And at the time of publication (Jan 30), her tweet had amassed about 199,000 likes and 46,000 retweets.
Gabrielle said: “My reaction to all the attention is mostly surprise. I was not expecting any of this at all. But it’s super cool seeing how other people are reacting and I’m very grateful for all the support.”
She explained the motivation behind her new hack earrings which she referred to as “airrings.” Gabrielle said: “I absolutely refuse to lose them. My cat ate through two pairs of Beats Bluetooth earphones, and all my other earphones.
So I got the AirPods because there was no wire for her to chew but I still needed something to connect them. So I made earrings. I also have a chain necklace that I used to connect them. It took me maybe around an hour to make the earrings because I had to custom-make the piece that connects the AirPods to the earrings.”
She also made sure one could still separate the Airpods from the earrings in case of charging.
“At first, I had a necklace chain that I attached the pods to. Because of my tragus earring, earbuds tend to fall out. So I was super scared about that. Then I thought, why not make earrings?” Gabrielle’s invention stirred a lot of attention, and it wasn’t long before she got a shopify page set up for her business. Interested persons can now buy the ‘airrings’ for $20.
Everything from the type of earrings to the material it is made of, and the length is fully customizable by customers. The product description for the ‘airings’ reads:
“This is a custom order for your AirPod earrings! This is a very limited option because I won’t be able to keep up and keep track of orders by myself. Airings are available for pre-order after they sell out. Please give 2-3 weeks for pre-orders. This is now a pre-order. Anything ordered after 1/29/19 3am is on pre-order.
Default design is without the cross, just the chain. If you don’t fill out the custom form I will give you the default design that is a silver fish hook with a 1.5″ chain. I can also do more customisation on the earrings, i.e. charms, more chains, type of chain, etc. Just e-mail me and we can work out exactly what I can and cannot do.”
I believe that this would in vogue before you know it, so you had better get the orders rolling in.