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This guy saved his lost AirPod using a makeshift magnetic 'fishing pole'

This guy saved his lost AirPod using a makeshift magnetic 'fishing pole'
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The tiny Apple AirPods are easy to lose.

Anyone who has worn Apple's futuristic wireless earbuds, AirPods, gets the same question: What happens when one falls out and you can't retrieve it

That's exactly what happened to Paul Canetti, founder and CEO of MAZ, a company that builds apps for media companies like Forbes and USA Today.

He was rocking one of his AirPods on Monday, listening to a New York Times podcast, when - whoops! - one fell down a grate in New York City.

"As I opened the case to take out the second 'pod,' I fumbled and it flew out in a cartoonish arc straight into the grate," Canetti told Business Insider. 

Not content with a single-AirPod setup, and wanting to avoid spending $69 for a replacement, he jury-rigged a magnetic retrieval device, and got his single earbud back. 

Here's how he did it: 

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