SecureTips Hold Your Earbuds In Your Ears [Kickstarter]

SecureTips Hold Your Earbuds In Your Ears [Kickstarter]

Honestly, it's embarrassing that Apple's earbuds need so much help to work properly.

Would you pay $20 to keep your Apple earbuds in your ears where they belong? Me too. Especially if the solution was as tiny, neat and portable as the earbuds themselves. So keep your fingers crossed (or better, stump up some cash) and hope that Zach Herbert and Adam Orshan’s Kickstarter project gets funded.

SecureTips Hold Your Earbuds In Your Ears [Kickstarter]

The product is called SecureTips, and it consists of a pair of silicone Spock ears which schlurp onto your white ‘buds and give a much better fit with the intricate sculptings of your ear-holes. A set will cost just $20, as mentioned, and they will come in a variety of colors.

Why bother, especially when the stock earbuds are so damned bad? Because they are also convenient. Oftentimes I leave the house to do some errands or to head down to a local bar to do some work (yes, work). Even if I’m not planning on doing any listening, I toss the Apple earbuds into my bag as they take up almost zero space.

They also fall out of my ears, so I’m actually pretty interested in buying the SecureTips, despite the awfulness of the pitch video I have callously embedded at the top of this post. Hopefully the actual manufacturing will be handled a little more professionally.

  • pac78275

    Or you could buy a pair of $20 SkullCandy earbuds that sound a lot better than Apple’s and not worry about the included Apple earbuds. I have a drawer full of them.

  • Guest

    Or you could buy a pair of $20 SkullCandy earbuds that sound a lot better than Apple’s and not worry about the included Apple earbuds. I have a drawer full of them.

    You gotta be kidding me. Scullcandy is sheer bling – NOT audio quality!

    As for this kickstarter project: this looks like torture to my ears when worn for more than 5 min.

  • joewaylo

    I’d rather buy a big headset than use this. I already spent hundreds of dollars on Apple’s earbuds. Not spending more.

  • Tallest_Skil

    This is a terrible idea for two reasons.

    1. The current earbuds fit perfectly in my ears.
    2. Everyone’s ears are different, so this monstrosity won’t even fit in some ears.

  • suzyz40

    Bose sent me these when I complained about their small ear phones falling out – so who invented what?

  • anandonaqui

    This is a blatant ripoff of the (very good) Bose MIE2 headphones. The only difference is the excellent sound quality of the Bose headphones.

  • thetej

    Also a rip-off of JayBirdGear’s Secure Fit tips for their Freedom Bluetooth Headphones

  • tomgreen1993

    Im pretty sure i would choose the the Bose MIE2 headphones over these. better sound and look a lot better!

  • bjonbjonbjon

    bose and skullcandy recommendations? Why don’t you guys throw beats in the mix as well. Go head fi and learn something about audio…

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