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Yurbuds Review & Give-a-way!!!

Hank, from Yurbuds™ contacted me and asked me if I was interested in trying out a pair of custom fit yurbuds.  Their company has been featured in Inc. Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNBC, CNET, Wired and Laptop among many others.  You can check out their website here.

What is a yurbud?  Basically, a yurbud is a silicone rubber cover that fits over your existing iPod buds, or any other similarly shaped earbud.  But what makes them different?  Well, each pair is fitted just for you!  Or me in this case 🙂

As soon as I got the email I was on board.  Basically, I wrote Hank with: Yes yes yes! 

Here’s the thing…I hate earbuds and have yet to find a pair that actually fit.  They fall out or if I finally manage to get them in, they either hurt or eventually I begin to sweat and they get gross and fall out.  For a while I was wearing the huge headphones that wrapped over my ear until I finally just gave up and started running without music.  But I like running with music, especially on the treadmill. 

The same night I got the email, I went home and my mom and I took some pictures of my ear with a quarter next to it.  This is one of the ways they configure a custom fit.  I emailed the photos over to Hank and within a few days the Yurbuds were in my mailbox.  I was impressed with the cloth packaging and that they came with a set of earbuds for the yurbuds to slip over.  The note included encouraged me to try my Yurbuds out while doing different activities…

And they even stayed in during a cartwheel!

At $30 a pair, they are an investment and had I not been given the opportunity to try them out, I don’t know if I ever would have bought them.   Now that I have tried them, I am hooked.  My opinion of the Yurbuds is that they are worth their price tag because I have spent way more than that in the past just trying to find a pair I like to no avail. 

The best thing about Yurbuds is how much more comfortable they are than any other earbuds I have ever used prior.  And even better than that…THEY STAY IN!  No kidding, they never moved!  I didn’t even know they were there- it was so nice and so much better than any other earbud I have ever used prior.  You can see in the photo below- they even look comfortable!

My one and only complaint is that because they get so far into your ear canal, you have to play with the volume control; the first time I wore them, I obviously had it too loud because my ears rang for a quite a time after.  So caution, start out on low volume!

My overall experience with Yurbuds was positive from start to finish; Hank was polite and the company was efficient.  I enjoyed trying them out and cannot wait to wear them on my long runs that are fast approaching.  I would recommend a purchase from Yurbuds if you are looking for a quality solution to earbud issues.    

Now…for the give-a-way…

Hank @ Yurbuds is giving me THREE pairs of Yurbuds to give-a-way.  Once chosen, each winner will receive a free pair of personally sized yurbuds through a gift certificate code they can redeem online.

How to enter:

  1. (Mandatory for entry) Tell me in a comment why you want to win.  How would Yurbuds would make your life easier?  Do you wear an IPOD when you run?  For daily activities?
  2. (Extra entry)  Post this give-a-way on your blog.  Let me know that you did. 
  3. (Extra entry)  If you previously commented on my Full Disclosure post, I am giving you an extra entry to show my appreciation for all your kind words.

I try to keep it as simple to enter as possible, cause that is how I like my give-a-ways!  You have three chances to win and there will be three winners!  (Three is my favorite number by the way!)  

This give-a-way will close on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at midnight.  All three winners will be picked by random generator.  The winners will be announced Thursday, August 19, 2010.  GOOD LUCK 🙂

 

*This product was sent to me free for the purpose of review.  Additionally, the Yurbuds for give-a-way were provided by the company, free of charge.
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44 thoughts on “Yurbuds Review & Give-a-way!!!

  1. I would love to win the Yurbuds. I can’t run wihtout my Ipod and I have yet to find ear buds that will stay in during my runs. Thanks!!!

  2. Listen to music on all my long runs, and yes keeping those buds in can at times be a challenge!
    Would love to give Yurbuds a try.
    Great give-a-way idea…crossing my fingers!
    Brian

  3. I would love a pair of these! I don’t have an iPod but I have an mp3 player that I run with on my long runs. They mostly stay put but sometimes I have trouble keeping them in. I also listen to my mp3 player on the train every morning on my way to work… and that is actually when the stupid earbuds fall out of my ears the most.. when I’m asleep on the train! haha

  4. i have tried running with my ipod but didn’t like the earbuds. it would help me on my long runs of o hafd music to listen too.

  5. I don’t listen to music normally, though I intend to on my future multi-hour treadmill runs. Honestly, you can only watch the same looping news reports so many times.

    I just wanted to say that you must be the only product tester to do a cartwheel, so original. Glad they work for you.

  6. Great giveaway. I have to admit, I have some and I love them. ADP doesn’t have any and he seriously needs them. The ear buds don’t stay in his ears when he is at the gym and we both know Yurbuds stay put! He uses a mp3 player when he’s at the gym, but not when he’s out on the road running. FIWI, I use my iPod when I’m gardening!

  7. Oooh! These would make running so much better! I sweat SO MUCH and my earbuds don’t stay in after about 40 minutes of running… it makes the second half of races so annoying!

  8. I have heard about these before and wanted to try them, but didn’t want to fork over the money! I would love to win a pair because I can’t do anything without my iPod… except for swim, of course.

  9. Jill – what a great product review – sounds like these really did the trick for you – would love a pair to test and review over at Run for Dom for sure.

    I will look to post a link to your review over the weekend – take good care and thanks for the chance to score some new gear!

    Best, Joe

  10. Woo Hoo – great giveaway and I’d love to be in with a chance to win these (just not sure as I’m on the other side of the world?)

    I too have issues when I’m running with my earplugs falling out – I have a MP3 player which I love. I also checked out your tri club website and I love the gear you have there – might have to get me one of those shirts!!!!

    cheers,
    Steve

  11. I would love to win a pair! I am smaller-than-your average-bear, and have a hard time finding shoes that fit, let alone anything else for my petite-self. The majority of ear-buds out there are too big for my ears! (pretty sure I’m kid-sized!) I have to cram them in there and they end up hurting or just falling out. I have read about these yurbuds and would love a pair, but I am a cheapskate and won’t buy a pair for myself.

  12. I constantly fiddle with the earbuds for my iPod and it drives me crazy. I don’t know if it’s my ears or the way I run or what, but they never like to stay in the same spot! I’d love to just be able to put them in and forget about them.

  13. as the self proclaimed “sweatiest runner I know” I have problems w/my headphones falling out BIG TIME. i’ve tried these at an expo but couldn’t part w/the $30. I’d LOVE to win. 🙂

  14. I have bought some of these myself and love them. I would like to win them and give them to my daughter who also has small ears like mine and has trouble keeping earphones in.

  15. I have to say… I was amazed and very impressed at how well they stayed in while taking the pics. I hate all five of the different ones I’ve tried that have failed.

    So now you know what to buy me for Christmas before I become desperate enough to think about getting out my old donut size ones from the 70’s. (For now I’ll just have to keep reminding myself that they are 100 x’s the size of my IPOD lol)

  16. Oh cool! Those sound really great – especially since iPod earbuds are so awful 😉

    I would love to win them so I can actually use the iPod earbuds we have!

  17. I don’t enter for the giveaway but they look great.

    I’ve bought headphones of Sennheiser lately which have a thing (don’t know the word, kind of a band) in my neck and my earbuds don’t fall out. It’s especially for sports.

    I can’t run without music, if my Ipod dies during a run I have to admit I quit running immediately out of anger. So I always check if the battery is charged 🙂

    I love those pics of other activities with your new buds.

  18. I’ve had people mention Yurbuds on my site almost every time I’ve talked about headphones. Do they block out ambiant sound? That’s been one of my concerns, my ideal running headphones would stay in place but still allow me to hear sounds around me for safety!

  19. Actually, I’d love to have the yurbuds for my daughter. She’s 9 and she has a terrible time finding any earbuds that fit. Maybe this is the solution!

  20. I would LOVE to win a pair of Yurbuds!! They would definitely make my life easier because I wouldn’t be fiddling with my darn ipod buds anymore!! Those things are so annoying. Maybe these custom fit ones would be perfect!!

  21. Oh my goodness Jill – you don’t even know. I have gone through SO many pairs of ear buds/headphones to try and find a pair that stay in. I’ve tried the over the ear kind. I’ve tried the traditional ipod. I’ve tried the over the head ones, ear “caps”, gummy plug-looking-things. NOTHING. Wants. To. Stay. Put!!

    If they worked for you… maybe they’ll work for me. I *used to* never run with music, but now that my running has a bit of a different purpose (rehab vs. my LIFE….) sometimes I’d like a podcast or a good song. AND riding. With only the right side in of course. 😉 I hope I win!!

  22. I would LOVE to win cause all the earphones I have hurt my ears. I don’t know if it’s cause I have little ears or what, but they just don’t fit. I love running with my iPod and it would be AWESOME to actually be able to listen to my music.

  23. I would love to win a pair of these! I love to jog with music but can’t find ear phones that work, so like you I run with out most of the time.

  24. Awesome giveaway! I’d love love LOVE to win a pair of these, because I have yet to find a good pair. I use my ipod for just about every run that I go one, and would love to have a pair of ear buds that actually fit into my ears. And…I commented on your full disclosure post. 🙂
    Thanks for a great raffle!!

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