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Rapper Lost 30+ Pairs of AirPods; Maybe Wired is Better?

When I read about a musician who’s managed to lose almost three dozen pairs of AirPods, an obvious thought occurred to me.

I’m not sure what to think about someone who loses 33 pairs of AirPods. The wireless earphones allow you to listen to your music (or anything else on your phone) without that pesky cord.

But 9to5Mac says K-pop rapper Kim Namjoon, lead singer of band BTS, is currently on his 34th pair. He told his fans, the site reports, that he keeps losing them.

I vaguely know what K-pop is. I do know what rap is.

But I’ve never heard of this particular rapper or his band.

I’m guessing the pay for such a gig must be pretty good. At least, I hope it is.

Even so, there’s waste and there’s waste.

I’m going out on a limb to guess that a lead singer of a band probably isn’t buying used AirPods. Who would want to use someone else’s AirPods?

When I do a Google search for them, the average price for a pair seems to be somewhere around $145.

That means he’s spent nearly $5,000 on AirPods.

Just on AirPods!

The more successful you are, the more money you have the opportunity to make. (Once in a while, I’m told, it actually does work out that way.)

I wish I had an extra $5,000 sitting around that I could burn on set after set of AirPods.

It’d be nice to have that degree of cash that I could just spend on the same product over and over again.

For some people, apparently, AirPods are some sort of status symbol. Here’s a hint: You don’t have that status when you’re constantly losing it.

But I can guarantee you one thing: If I did have that kind of money, 34 pairs of AirPods would not be where that money would go.

If I kept losing mine, I’m pretty sure that after the second set, I’d just go back to the wired variety. It seems to me that they’d be slightly harder to lose, since they’re tethered to you.

Sure, it might look low-tech by comparison.

But I’m sure this guy could find better uses for that much money.

I’m sure fans of K-pop or rap, or this guy in particular, might suggest I just don’t understand celebrities today.

They’d be right.

And that might be the best news I’ve heard all day!

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.