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:
- (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?
- (Extra entry) Post this give-a-way on your blog. Let me know that you did.
- (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 🙂