People Are Disguising AirPods as Cheap Boxes of Dental Floss to Foil Thieves

People Are Disguising AirPods as Cheap Boxes of Dental Floss to Foil Thieves

Owners of Apple’s wireless AirPods, which retail for approximately $160, have adopted a novel tactic to prevent theft of their pricey earbuds– disguising them as a cheap box of mint waxed dental floss that isn’t worth swiping.

AirPods notably come in a sleek white charging case that’s shaped like a nondescript container of to-go dental floss. To hide their precious AirPods from thieving hands, some owners have been slapping stickers, which feature the brand of a made-up dental hygiene company, on their cases. The stickers generally retail for between $5 and $10 dollars, which is well worth it considering the $69 cost of replacing a lost AirPod.

The innovative and low-tech theft deterrents can be found on Etsy, though some users have been opting to save extra money by repurposing stickers from actual boxes of dental floss.

It’s a practical, hilarious and crafty idea that should confuse all but the most discerning and hawk-eyed of pickpockets, though it does little to prevent AirPods owners from losing their earbuds through carelessness. And, if you do opt to disguise your $160 Apple product as a $2 box of disposable dental floss, make sure you don’t confuse yourself and trash them during a routine purse or bag clear-out.

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