Last month we covered briefly a new Canadian-made accessory for Apple’s latest EarPod headphones, called the Sprng clip, made by Hamilton-based industrial design firm OHM. These tiny clips latch onto your individual earbuds and a lever helps hold them towards your ear.
The company sent us a pair to check out–do they actually work as advertised? Let’s find out.
The packaging for the Sprng clip is very minimal and instructions are clearly laid out on the front. The small matchbook box in the centre easily removes and houses the clips inside:
Each Sprng clip has a designation for left and right, but they look identical:
There are two ways to install them: just slide or snap your EarPod into place.
Insert your EarPod into your ear and shove the soft tip portion the Sprng clip into the antihelix part of your ear. It basically helps push the EarPod against your ear.
Now, the big question: do Sprng clips actually help hold EarPods in your ear? In our jumping and simulated jogging tests, the Sprng clips did hold our EarPods in place. But the same tests without the Sprng clips resulted in no major noticeable differences.
Maybe our ears just happen to fit well with Apple’s EarPods. At the end of the day you’ll have to adjust the clips up and down to suit your EarPods for the perfect fit.
However, if you are actually having an issue with EarPods falling out, testing the Sprng clips won’t break the bank as they are only $10 with shipping to Canada and the USA. They are designed well to match the aesthetics of Apple’s EarPods and the soft elastomeric tips did not cause discomfort. Thought has also been put into the packaging which is simple, minimalist and recyclable. They could still be worth a try.