Looking for a wireless headphone? Don't miss the Jaybird!

As soon as I unpacked my new Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphone, I took my dog for a walk; or I should say, she took me for a walk. (She drags me around at 3 mph plus!) The Jaybird was perfect. It remained comfortably in my ear throughout the entire walk, and the sound quality was excellent. I did discover that carrying my iPhone in my pocket caused the sound to cut out every now and then, so I switched to carrying it in my hand. That worked fine. Next time I went for my walk, I used an armband and had no trouble at all.

I particularly liked how well it worked with my workout app. I use Runtastic PRO to track my calories, speed and distance. Runtastic also allows me to use my iTunes within the app, as well as take photos within the app. I was able to take phone calls, listen to music and take photos while I walked with absolutely no problems! The Jaybird worked seamlessly with both my phone and the Runtastic app. I love it!

The only negative thing I have to mention is that the manual gets MINUS 5 stars! The print is so tiny, I had to borrow my husband’s Ruby (reader for those who have vision disabilities) to read it. Not good! The company needs to create a page on the website with these instructions so we can actually read them.

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• No wires going from your earpiece to your mobile device means no tangled cords. I like that!

• It’s super easy to pair. Although the instructions required the user to enter a code in order to complete the sync, I didn’t have to. Not sure why this happened, but I didn’t have any problems. It paired fine.

• You get lots of extra ear pieces – 3 pair ear tips, 3 pair silicon ear cushions, and 1 pair ear hooks (I didn’t need these.). I found the smallest size fit me perfect. Very comfortable.

• The material is sweatproof – easy to wipe off and keep clean

• The hard shell case, the display box and earphones all have an upscale appearance. Nice magnetic closure on the case.

• 6 hours playing time; 2 hours to charge

All in all, this is a superior product. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys listening to a mobile device while exercising or doing anything on the go.


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I am a writer/educator with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University. My interests include education, technology, electronics, social media, walking, cooking, health, baby boomers, ham radio, U.S. travel, history, music, art, reading, tools for the visually impaired, homeschooling, cats and dogs.

I review products independently. I am NOT on staff, anywhere. My opinions, for what they are worth, are my own!