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Tech Review: Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Headphones

This year brought a new addition to the Jaybird lineup and a successor to the amazing X2 bluetooth headphone, the X3. Everyone here love the XT one while others fell out of favor, stop working, the exit to just keep plugging along. We had some minor grapes of course, but the X3 brought some new features which we were hopeful would remedy some of those earlier issues. Jaybird is an interesting ...

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JBL MiniBT 4

Tech Review: JBL Reflect Mini Bluetooth Headphones

We look at a lot of headphones here and lately we’ve been playing around with the JBL Reflects. They are a budget friendly mid-range wireless model built on JBL’s deep audio quality roots. JBL is known for making some great speakers, so we were definitely curious how their foray into the mini Bluetooth world would go. Out of the Box The out of the box experience is somewhat anti-climactic. It is a ...

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Fluidstance Featured

Review: 30 Days with the FluidStance Level

To say we were excited to check out the Level from FluidStance is an understatement. From its early roots as a Kickstarter project, it has grown into a truly viable business with multiple product lines all built around the same core principle; to keep people healthy and improving workspace conditions. Yes there are similar products on the market, but none are as visually striking and well-designed, but the big question ...

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Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp Featured

Gear Review: Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp

The mornings are dark here in Portland in the winter and the night seems to come even faster so having a reliable headlamp can make all the difference. We have tried a lot of them over the past few years, but the latest edition to make the cut is the Sprinter from Black Diamond. Fit of the Sprinter The Sprinter isn’t the brightest headlamp out there, but it is built for ...

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Tech Review: Jabra Sport Bluetooth Headphone Lineup

Bluetooth headphones have become pervasive in the athletic market as technology improves and we move closer to a cordless society. Even the new iPhone has gone cordless, so its clearly time to make the jump. Athletes of every level are making the switch simply because there are great companies out there producing sport specific headphones that are more than just earbud replacements. In this round-up, we take a look at ...

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TomTom Spark Cardio Featured

Tech Review: TomTom Spark Cardio + Music

For the last 30 plus days, I exchanged all other running watches in favor of the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music. This is the latest TomTom GPS watch designed for active folks and runners alike, but it's also designed to be a lot more than that. In this review, I'll run through some of the pluses and minuses about the Spark and hopefully give you a better I'll picture of ...

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Lumo Run Featured

Tech Review: Lumo Run

I am a huge fan of technical innovation in the running space and I am genuinely very excited to see the amount of new products that are coming to market as of late. To that extent, I have spent the last several weeks with a new product from Lumotech called simply, The Run. Its goal is to provide an extra layer of data on top of your normal running metrics ...

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Lifeproof Featured

Gear Review: Lifeproof Cases and Armbands

I’m definitely one of those folks thad is a fan of taking my phone with me on a run or a ride. It’s not always about listening to music all the time or taking photos along the way, but if anything its about safety. I view it as a just another pound or so of weight and it’s just good to have in case something comes up. The problem I ...

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