Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Yurbuds - Review

Yurbuds
Yurbuds
I love running!  I've ran countless 5ks, 3 half-marathons and most recently Tough Mudder (read about that here).  One thing that helps me when I'm training is listening to music.  It can be a lifesaver, giving me a boost of energy and pushing me that bit harder.  However, there is nothing worse than when that power song comes on and your earplugs fall out.  Nobody has time to be constantly sticking earplugs whilst trying not to fall over.

I saw an advert in a magazine for Yurbuds.  New earplugs from America designed by an Ironman triathlete that boasted to never fall out no matter how sweaty you got or how much is rained.  Ergonomic fit + sweat/water resistant = Perfect!  I was sold!  I looked online (their official UK online retailer is Wiggle) and found out that they are actually made to fit and several running stores across the country offer a fitting service.  Yes, you read that right.  This isn't as fancy and high-tech as I thought.  Instead the assistant held a piece of plastic against my ear to find my size.  All the boxes had the contents size easily marked.  The only problem I had was deciding on the colour.  Getting measured is not necessary to find a perfect fit and there are several styles and colours available including 'sports' earplugs which hook over your ear and even ones with a built in microphone.
Plugged into my iPod and ready to go, Yurbuds
Plugged into my iPod and ready to go

A perfect fit, Yurbuds
A perfect fit
The sound is fantastic and I often use my Yurbuds when I'm watching films on my laptop as the quality is so much better.  You get a cute little matching bag which was an unexpected surprise when I opened the box.  When I'm not running it's big enough to store my iPod Nano as well.  As they are ergonomic, they fit perfectly.  The bit that goes in your ear is like a soft silicon plastic.  So soft and comfy I don't even realise I'm wearing them when I run.  If all this isn't enough for you, they even sell a range of accessories and training apps for your phone!  If you run or even if you don't and just want a comfortably pair of great quality earplugs, I'd seriously recommend you take a look.

Do you run?  Have you heard of Yurbuds?  I'd love to know your thoughts.

Helen x

2 comments:

  1. Hi Helen! I love those earbuds, I have some Dre Beats that my boyfriend purchased as a gift for me for Valentine's day 2 years ago, which are nice. I'm curious as to how they'd compare to the Yurbuds as far as sound quality goes. And I also love how they match your iPod! How cute! :)

    I also tagged you in the Sunshine Award over on my blog, I hope you at least check it out. Please leave me a comment to let me know if you decided to do it! I'd love to read your responses! Have a great weekend :)

    http://greenbeautylife.blogspot.com/2013/10/tag-sunshine-award.html

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