Jaybird's Run is its first pair of truly wireless earphones
Jaybird, which is well-known for its range of wireless earphones, has its first pair of truly wireless earbuds, the Run.
The Run earbuds might have lost the wires, but they still have the signature fins to stay secure and comfortable in your ears at all times. As the Run is designed for runners, both earbuds are sweat-proof and water resistant which are features not found on the Apple AirPods.
Each earbud has its own button to carry out different functions. For example, a single press on the left earbud will activate Siri or Google Assistant while a similar action on the right earbud will play/pause music or accept/end a call. A double press on the right bud will skip forward a track or decline a call.
The Run can last up to four hours on a single charge and come with a small battery case which provides an additional 8 hours of battery life. The battery case also supports quick charge; a 5-minute charge can give you an hour of playtime. The Run's total battery life of 12 hours pales in comparsion with the AirPods which have a total battery life of 24 hours.
Aside from the Run earbuds, Jaybird also released the Freedom 2 earphones. Compared to the Freedom, the updated model has improved soft and flexible combined tips and fins which should offer a more secure and comfortable seal in the ears. The Freedom 2 also can be switched from an over-ear fit to under-ear with the new SpeedFit integrated cord-management without having to remove them from the ears. Like the Run, the Freedom 2 is also sweat-proof.
Both the Run and Freedom 2 will be available in Singapore from October at S$299 and S$239 respectively.