Apple’s wireless earbuds haven’t just sold like hot cakes — they’ve also become a style icon.
They’re such a hot commodity, Business Insider reports, that online fashion retailer ASOS has started selling silver dummy AirPods that don’t actually, you know, play music. Welcome to 2019, I guess.
It’s a bizarre indication of just how popular Apple’s earphones have become since they were introduced back in 2016.
Ironically, the buds were first met with derision for looking like q-tips — despite getting generally favorable reviews.
You’ll get zero technological functionality out of these dummy AirPods though. All they do is trick passersby into thinking you’ve got $159 to shell out on a pair — even though Apple doesn’t even sell a silver model.
At least they’re cheaper than Apple’s offering. The “faux headphone ear piece in silver tone” will put you back $9.50 on ASOS — and yep, that’s just one faux bud, not two.
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