These transparent Apple AirPods look, erm, interesting

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Ah, transparent tech. The trend was everywhere in the nineties and noughties, and we'll never forget our see-through Game Boy. These days, devices are thoroughly opaque – but we've just been given a glimpse at an alternate reality that's taking us straight back to 2001.

New images have revealed prototype AirPods, featuring a striking transparent design. Apple's famous earbuds are, of course, currently available in white, white or white. Compared with the retail version, these AirPods look positively extra. (Happy with white? Check out the best AirPods deals.) 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.