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A New Startup Is ‘Like a SodaStream’ for AirPod Replacements

Podswap refurbishes dead AirPods in a big win for the environment

AirPods are notoriously difficult to repair. It’s a common problem with minimalist product design: With so many components sealed into a tight, seamless gadget, replacing vital pieces like a battery becomes an outlandishly destructive effort.

In its repair guide for the original AirPods, iFixit found that it’s simply not possible to access internal parts without completely annihilating the outer…




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