Yes, this wired Apple AirPods hack is ridiculous

Apple EarPods
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Swiss hardware hacker Ken Pillonel already has form when it comes to intriguing modifications of Apple products. A couple of years ago, he made the fix many Apple fans had been waiting for (and are still waiting for) by adding a USB-C port to the iPhone. Now he's revealed what he describes as his "most innovative project" to date.

The product? USB-C wired AirPods. Pillonel has taken apart a pair of broken AirPods and revamped them with the addition of a trusty USB-C cable. Sounds absurd? Well, it is, but there's a serious message behind the project (see our guide to the best AirPods Pro 2 prices for a deal on Apple's latest inner ears).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.