Secure Tips aim to lock in Apple earphones


July 17, 2012

Secure Tips

Secure Tips

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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.

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

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Chris Wood Chris specializes in mobile technology for Gizmag, but also likes to dabble in the latest gaming gadgets. He has a degree in Politics and Ancient History from the University of Exeter, and lives in Gloucestershire, UK. In his spare time you might find him playing music, following a variety of sports or binge watching Game of Thrones. All articles by Chris Wood

The stock Earbuds are so bad, you actually don't want them to stay in your ears.


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!

Mike Lovell

Sounds like a great idea, but not at all clear how to order one...

Terry Converse

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.

Gregg Eshelman
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