Jaybird Run 6

Tech Review: Jaybird Run True Wireless Sport Headphones

Getting rid of the wires has become all the rage these days and Jaybird is next to jump on the bandwagon with their new Run True Wireless Bluetooth headphones. Definitely one of the most premium headphones in their lineup, everything from the design to the packaging screams quality and while many are apprehensive about losing the wire simply because they are so small, they really shouldn’t be because these types ...

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Jaybird X3 1

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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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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Jabra Headphones Featured 1

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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Monster ISport Superslim Wireless Headphones - Featured

Tech Review: Monster iSport SuperSlim Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

I think my new fascination might be with headphones and in particular, wireless headphones. I've had too many mishaps with wires while running on the road and trail or even on my bike, all ending in disastrous results. In this edition, I got a chance to take a look at the iSport SuperSlim Bluetooth headphones from Monster, a company that was previously more known for its cables, but who has since moved into ...

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IFit Classic - Featured

Tech Review: 30 Days with the iFit Classic

The iFit Classic is a new activity monitor offering from iFit and is really meant to offer a different take on fitness tracking. It eschews all the trappings of other activity monitors like touch-screens, digital displays, and heart rate monitoring, in favor of classic watch styling. I spent the last 30 days checking out the iFit Classic and I think it's a good window of time to really be able ...

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