This photo was taken by a local race photographer Dr. Chris Barnes at the Jenks Half Marathon in November 2013. I barely remember seeing him around mile 4 of the race but flashed this quick smile and wave and kept going. Later this photo popped up on the media and I fell in love with it! (That sounds so vain but it's hard to get a good race photo!) I use this photo for all of my AVIs for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. So if it looks so familiar to you, that's why.
Okay, let's talk about the problem with it. Look at my fuel belt. Can you see next to the 6 on my bib that I wear an iPod Shuffle? Better yet, can you tell that my ear bud cord runs up my shirt (don't get weird), out the top of my shirt, and into my right ear? Of course you can. Ugh! Talk about ruining my favorite photo!
I always have music playing for my long runs and all my races. It helps me get through those miles that are really tough. But all my race photos have that silly white cord hanging around in them. Am I the only one that has this problem? Or that thinks it looks silly?
This problem is about to change. As part of the perks of being an Ambassador for Bibrave.com or as we like to call ourselves, BibRavePros, I was sent a pair of the Jabra Rox wireless ear buds to try out and review and they sound amazing! I can't wait to get on the plane this weekend and fly out to California for the Ventura Half Marathon because I'll be taking these with me to listen to my music on the plane to help the time go by.
1. They are wireless! Hello new race photo!
2. They are small and travel easily. Look at the photo below.
3. They sound amazing! It's easy to get lost in your music when you run if you have good sound and then the miles will just tick by! At least for me, that's how it usually works and that's why I love running with music.
4. Rox Wireless has power-saving magnets - when you’re not using the ear buds, simply clip them together around your neck and the magnets will activate the power-saving mode.
5. Battery Power For Days! Literally! And it tells you via a verbal cue when it's time to recharge the battery.
- Talk Time: Up to 5.5 hours
Talk Time is the maximum time you can talk before a device runs out of power
- Standby Time: Up to 432 hours
Standby Time is the maximum time a device can remain powered on
- Music Play Time: 6 hour
Music Play Time is the maximum time you can play music before a device runs out of power
6. I love not being tethered to my phone/iPod. I typically wear my iPod on my fuel belt and that can be tricky when you are trying to take it off to hit up a quick bathroom break during a race but your wires are laced through your shirt! Now that problem is solved. I can take off my belt, not be tangled, and hit the bathroom and go.
If you are interested in buying your own pair, click here.
They sell for $129.99 which really isn't bad considering how many other running items we buy that don't last long or we only wear for a few months. My example is the custom orthotics I had made for my feet to help with my plantar fasciitis. They cost over $100 + the cost of a Dr's visit and I wore them for two weeks and quit.
The website says they offer free shipping to orders over $99 and orders ship within 1 business day.
Still need more info? Check out Jeremy's review of the Jabra Rox Wireless Ear Buds here and you can read Angie's review here.
Tips for Using Your Jabra Rox Wireless Earbuds
Don't worry! Just turn your phone to Airplane mode, then connect via Bluetooth and you can still use your Jabra Rox ear buds and your phone battery won't drain as fast! I do it all the time with other Bluetooth devices and it's great! And it's not like you need to be sending emails in the middle of your run anyways.
2. I always have my phone with me and my iPod Shuffle. Now I only need one. The Bluetooth set up is super easy. When you turn on your ear buds there is a voice that walks you through the process or you can just read the directions.
3. Since the good people at Jabra know that all ears are not created equal, they offer three different sizes of buds and three sizes of the little wings to help you get the fit just right. So the first time you open up your new wireless ear buds, give yourself plenty of time to play with the fit to get them to stay in. It takes a little time to get the hang of getting the fit since you may need to try a few different combinations of buds and wings until you get the custom fit you need.
Also - watch the video below for help.
If you are looking for a new pair of ear buds or looking to go wireless, I suggest these!