Mobile Technology

Secure Tips aim to lock in Apple earphones

Secure Tips
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A Secure Tips kit comes with three different size options
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A Secure Tips kit comes with three different size options
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Secure Tips color choices
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Secure Tips color choices

Secure Tips offer a simple solution to a common problem - earphones that won't stay in your ears. Built specifically for stock Apple headphones, this silicon rubber hook-like attachment sits over the earphone in order to fix them securely and comfortably inside your ears.

The overwhelming success of the iPod and iPhone has made Apple earphones an extremely common accessory, and like the majority of stock earphones, the design isn't perfect. You don't have to be an athlete to have experienced the annoyance of badly seated earphones - the slightest tug or bounce is usually enough to remove them from your ears. Although Secure Tips may not solve the problem of the sub-standard audio quality of stock earphones as a whole, they do offer a relatively cheap and ingenuously simple solution to the problem. The hook attachment is so simple that it's almost difficult to believe that it isn't the industry standard.

Secure Tips color choices
Secure Tips color choices

The project is launching on Kickstarter and a US$20 contribution will earn you a single kit of the U.S. manufactured Secure Tips in a color of your choice. Each kit includes three different sizes.

The Secure Tips video pitch can be seen below.

Source: Kickstarter

4 comments
sascha.kremers
The stock Earbuds are so bad, you actually don't want them to stay in your ears.
Sage Mike
The best ideas are often the simplest and most obvious. Well done, guys! Just remember - safety first. Please don't cross the road or run on the roads with any form of earphone. Sadly, about one out of three pedestrian accidents in Australia now involve people wearing earphones!
Terry Converse
Sounds like a great idea, but not at all clear how to order one...
Gregg Eshelman
But they didn't show a closeup of how the things actually fit in an ear. I much prefer open back supra-aural headphones with an over-head band that keeps them in place. Earbuds that have to be shoved into your ear canals or even the type that sit in the concha get to be annoying and even painful quite quickly.