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High-Tech Texan Holiday Gift Guide – Day 9

I have many sets of headphones and earbuds because I use them each for different things.  I keep one pair in the radio studio for my show, another pair in my convertible car to drown out the wind noise, and another pair for running and working out at the gym.  Most all of these headsets are Bluetooth capable which means no wires and much less hassle than having a 6-foot cord hanging from my ear.

My latest fave pair is from Jaybird, a company who has been making cutting-edge headphones and earbuds for a few years.  Their latest invention is called Freedom and the company describes them as “shakeproof.”  And as of yet I have not been able to shake them out of my ears.

The Jaybird Freedom JF3 wireless earbuds are small and sleek but produce a huge sound when listening to music.  The shakeproof thing comes about due to unique, secure fit ear cushions.  Each pair comes with three sizes of cushions that fit inside your earlobe and three sizes of soft, silicon ear “nubs” to ensure a good fit in different ear sizes.

Pairing the buds to a smartphone or car is very simple.  They utilize the A2DP profile for streaming audio and quickly switches to telephone mode when an incoming call comes in.

The included carrying case is handy to store the earbuds when not in use.  I have been using these specifically while running and working as they seem to built a bit more for the athletic and sweat-prone set.

They run $99 and can be found online and at select electronic stores.

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