The move from over-the-head headphones to tiny earbuds that fit inside your ear has done wonders for our workouts and fitness endeavors, because not only are full headphones quite sweaty to wear, they also tend to slip off at random moments. And because over-the-ear portable headphones also allow for more ambient noise, they can leave a lot to be desired in audio quality. In-the-ear earbuds can put out a lot more volume with less power, and the fact that they block out background noise can be a boon to our concentration.
However, those little earbuds can also jump right out of your ear if you’re moving too vigorously, which can drive you to distraction when all you want to do is rock your favorite tunes while getting your heart pumping, not fiddle with your gear. But a new sport-centric earbud developed by athletes, which claims to “never fall out”, might be the answer to that problem.
yurbuds brand earphones have a TwistLock feature for securing them into your ears, and are said to never fall out, even under intense conditions. These earbuds are made from flexible silicone for softness and comfortable wear, even for long periods of time, and are sweat and water resistant to stand up to intense training conditions. Some models have a water resistant microphone and control for taking calls or controlling music on iPhones and iPods, and the cords are woven cloth, which make these devices free of the dreaded ‘tangled cord’ syndrome.
yurbuds retail from $30 to $60, and are available in several colors.