Jura Anchor is a new way to manage AirPods or AirPods Pro, which is so simple and neat that it borders on overconstructed. Available in several colors and materials, it may be the latest accessory you need for your real wireless earbuds.
The idea behind Jura is simple – use the Lightning port on the AirPods or AirPods Pro case as an anchor point to either clamp the earplugs in the bag or clamp something to the earplugs themselves.
It is much easier to keep track of the AirPods case when it is attached to the outside of a bag instead of being hidden in a deep pocket. It’s also a great way to connect things to AirPods, such as a Tile Bluetooth tracker or a spare key.
How it works
This metal connector does not charge AirPods in any capacity, but rather depends on the strength of Apple’s main port. There are pins on each side of the connector, which hold firmly to prevent the cable from coming loose.
The Lightning port can easily hold the Jura Anchor and up to 15 times the weight of the AirPods without any damage at all. The socket is designed to sit firmly in place without a chance of damage to the charging port.
We have tried Jura Anchor on the outside of our purse, on our pocket, as a keychain, and to hold a tile, and it never even came close to getting free. If something hit your bag particularly hard, we could see it coming for free, but it would definitely be noticed.
There is also no clipping of AirPods on the outside of the bag always a good idea either. If you are in a busy area, it is far too easy for a nasty passerby to neighbor them and take off, although it is less of a problem for the gym, a plane or a walk.
Using Tile with Anchor can be especially helpful for those who are a little on the absent side.
Apple has its own Find My feature for AirPods, but it’s more useful to find an earplug that fell on the back of the couch instead of finding the headphones completely. Tile makes it so much easier to track them down when the case falls on the couch, car, bed or where you left them.
There are two versions of Jura Anchor, made of titanium and a zinc alloy. The zinc alloy model feels fairly standard, with a smooth exterior and a standard spring-based clip.
The zinc alloy model is available in four designs – silver, gray, black and pink gold. If you are looking for more personality, these versions may be preferable since titanium is only available in one color scheme.
Apart from the different material, the titanium also has a unique design, precision cut in accordion style that gives it a natural spring-like effect. This proprietary connector looks cool and is functional.
Titanium’s light combination with massive strength is perfect for a carabiner hook like this.
Are you going to buy Jura Anchor?
Adding a clip to AirPods is a very valuable accessory, as it helps us keep track of them and provides minimal bulk.
The anchor is so well designed that it is surprising that no one else has thought of this. Jura could have made the contact and added any carabiner hook and called it a day, but the team set out to make their own custom clip with the best materials.
We have tried protective cases for AirPods, but so many people are happy with the idea of adding larger size to the small AirPods, and we get it. But Anchor is small enough to be useful without being a burden, and it comes off immediately without fuss when you do not need it.
- Very smart design
- Two material choices
- Tailored titanium clamp
- Several colors of zinc alloy
- Convenient and helpful
- Surprisingly strong
- Still a chance of theft if you are on your purse
- Must be removed to use the port
- Expensive compared to full case options
Rating: 4 out of 5
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