Skip to main content

Jaybird Run Wireless Headphones are a Runner’s Dream Come True

Jaybird Run wireless headphones
Jaybird
Nothing is more annoying than earbuds constantly popping out during a workout or cords bouncing around and distorting your music. To solve these dilemmas, sport headphone manufacturer Jaybird is launching its first pair of fully wireless earbuds. Called the Jaybird Run, these headphones were designed specifically for runners. The company aims to provide a comfortable and hyper-portable solution for those going the distance on foot.

Physically, the Jaybird Run look much like the best fully wireless earbuds on the market. The large, black, in-ear headphones feature removable sport fins for a secure fit that won’t shift each time a runner’s feet hit the ground. The outside of the Jaybird Run are relatively subtle, with silver accents and a simple Jaybird logo in the center. The devices have been fully sweat-proofed for even the hardest of workouts.

“Jaybird Run is inspired by our athletes, and tested and built with the runner in mind who listens to music or podcasts and wants to feel as free as possible,” says Jaybird athlete and partnership manager Jeff Taylor. “Being runners ourselves, we understand how bulky headphones can get in the way. The Jaybird Run compact form factor fits securely and delivers music without a single wire. We’ve perfected the Jaybird Run experience, so you’ll forget you’re wearing them, and we’re excited to share them with runners everywhere.”

Under the hood, the headphones offer four hours of battery life. A portable charging case provides two full recharges on the go, for a total of 12 hours of usability per charge. In addition, a quick charge feature means that just five minutes in the case will provide an hour of play time, so those with dead earbuds who want to go on a quick run can quickly charge them up while they stretch and get ready to go.

jaybird run in case
Image used with permission by copyright holder

For runners who brave high-traffic environments, the company has included a special one-ear mode, which allows you to listen to your favorite tracks in mono while maintaining the ability to hear what’s going on in the world around you. A one-touch control button lets users take calls, play and pause music, and skip tracks, as well as activate Siri or Google Assistant.

One thing we’re particularly excited about is the company’s Find My Buds feature, which helps listeners locate lost buds from inside the Jaybird App — a helpful tool for those new to the world of fully wireless earbuds, and something not seen in even some of the highest-end models.

The Jaybird Run will be available in October for $180, but can be pre-ordered on the company’s website now. While you wait for the release date, there are plenty of other excellent headphones — both wired and wireless — worth checking out.

A version of this article also ran on our “brother site,” Digital Trends.

Parker Hall
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Parker’s work.
The 7 best anime to stream on Amazon right now
Amazon has a good selection of anime for fans to watch
A still from Vinland Saga

Anime is still popular all over the world. A big reason for that is the ability to stream an array of classic and new anime from the comfort of one's home. One of the best streaming services to get your anime fix is Amazon Prime. While both Netflix and Hulu have a great selection of anime, Amazon Prime has a combination of exclusive titles and classics ready to stream. Home to an impressive library of both movies and anime series, Amazon Prime is an excellent choice for any anime fan. Here are the seven best anime on Amazon Prime.

Elfen Lied (2004)

Read more
The 10 best movies to fall asleep to – from Pineapple Express to Friday
These are the kinds of comfort movies that make it easy to doze off
Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

If you're a genuine movie lover, you've probably spent a fair amount of time falling asleep in front of your  TV or streaming device. Falling asleep in front of a movie can feel like a failure, but there's nothing wrong with snuggling up on the couch with a great movie and letting yourself doze off whenever you're ready. It doesn't necessarily speak to the movie's quality; sometimes, you're just tired, or you're so familiar with the beats of a certain film that you can't help but nod off.

There are some movies, though, that are especially great for sleeping. These are the movies that feel so comforting and warm that staying awake might be a challenge. Of course, you should try to watch every movie at least once all the way through. On a rewatch, though, you might find that these are the best movies to fall asleep to.

Read more
Ranked: The best Jack Nicholson movies ever made
From As Good as It Gets to Five Easy Pieces, these are the best Nicholson films
Jack Nicholson in Chinatown

Few actors in Hollywood's long history have had more legendary careers than Jack Nicholson. Ever since he first emerged as part of a new generation of acting talent in the late 1960s, Nicholson has proved that he's one of the greatest acting talents of his — or any other — generation, alongside the likes of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. With a totally distinct look and an energy that is both terrifying and infectious, Nicholson has taken on a wide array of roles that span multiple genres.

Nicholson continued to deliver great performances decade after decade for nearly 40 years before unofficially retiring in the 2010s (he says he wouldn't call it retirement, but he hasn't been in a movie in about a decade now), and this list of Jack Nicholson movies chronicles some of his very best work.

Read more