Did you know that the charging case Apple ships with its AirPods makes for a surprisingly useful iPhone stand? Well, it does. The trick was revealed on Twitter by Omar Elfanek
, developer of Tidings
The AirPods case can be used as an iPhone stand pic.twitter.com/cgtPbIUobH
— omar (@elfanek) November 15, 2017
It’s not perfect. The setup is precarious at best in my testing with an iPhone X and iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices, including my new $1,300 iPhone X, slid down the lid a few times whenever I accidentally bumped the table with a knee. Nevertheless, it works well enough, and I’ll definitely be using it in the future — I almost always carry my AirPods but never carry a stand.
So, to sum things up: Apple’s $159 wireless buds can double as a $5 phone stand. Magic.
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