Review: JURA's Compact Carabiner Attaches Directly to Your AirPods Case

One of my favorite takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is finding gadgets that have no batteries or circuitry of any kind but exist to enhance our use of electronic gadgets. One example is the JURA ANCHOR carabiner for AirPods & AirPods Pro (starting at $24.99). It's not an AirPods case but it adds a carabiner key chain through some clever magic. The carabiner has a Lightning connector that has no electronics, instead it acts as an anchor that supports up to 15 times the weight of the AirPods case. You plug the JURA into the Lightning port, again with no electronics, and the molded connector keeps it in place. Then you can use the carabiner on the other end to attach your AirPods to a backpack, keychain, etc.

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The carabiner is about the size of a paper clip but, despite the compact size, it actually is quite heavy-duty. The standard model is made of a zinc alloy and is sold in assorted colors (silver, gold, rose gold, and black.) There is also have a pricier titanium option in silver tone. It does use the Lightning port, but you can charge the newer AirPods with Qi-based wireless charging and it's easy to remove the JURA when desired.

Pros

  • Clever Lightning connector
  • Heavy-duty carabiner
  • Zinc alloy in assorted colors
  • Titanium option in silver tone

Cons

  • Uses Lightning port
  • Pricey compared to case options

Final Verdict

The JURA ANCHOR carabiner for AirPods & AirPods Pro is a clever way to keep your AirPods in their native case but still attach it to your gear.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.