Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Last week I "ran" into a bit of luck and won a pair of YURBUDS from Holly's blog, Rust Belt Runner. I was pretty excited about this since I just got a new iPod nano and I don't like the earbuds that come with it. They are too big for my ears and they fall out constantly. I usually purchase Skull Candy or Sony earbuds that fit inside of the ear canal but these too have their drawbacks (specifically, the cords tend to wear out easily and then you have only one earpod that works or NO music at all). Needless to say, I was ready to try something new!

If you have not heard of YURBUDS yet, let me introduce you:





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  • Yurbuds - Ergonomically Brilliant Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers provide an unparalleled level of comfort and fidelity with a fit that ensures the earbuds stay in your ears, even during the most strenuous physical activity.
  • Ultra-Soft Comfort Extreme Fit Guarantee Light and Intense style Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers guarantee a perfect fit. Made from ultra-soft medical grade silicone for extreme comfort during extended listening periods.
  • Richer Acoustics Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers are clinically proven to improve sound quality and deliver deeper, richer acoustics. Enjoy music and the world around you like never before.
  • Bluetooth® Devices Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers are compatible with Jawbone® ICON & Jawbone® Prime headsets and are clinically proven to enhance the sound during your calls.
  • Universal Compatibility Yurbuds Ironman Series headphones work with mp3 devices including Apple® iPod®, iPhone® supporting an industry standard 3.5mm (1/8") gold plated stereo mini-plug for wide-ranging compatibility.
  • Designed by a Triathlete Avid triathlete Seth Burgett, CEO of Yurbuds came up with the award-winning idea for custom fit earbud enhancers while participating in an Ironman competition. Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers were created for the human ear by athletes, audiologists, and engineers to stay in place, avoid pressure points, and provide a pain-free listening experience.
  • Sweat Proof Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers protect headphones from perspiration, even during the most intense workout sessions. The protective silicone of the earbuds ensures that rain or extreme humidity will stay out of the headphones.

I placed my order online and I had order confirmation the same day. Next thing I knew they were at my doorstep. Talk about quick turnaround time-I was very pleased with how simple and quick it was to order from Yurbuds online. You can also purchase Yurbuds from the retail stores Best Buy, select New Balance stores and Fleet Feet Sports.

Of course I ordered the HOT PINK ones! Not only are they my absolute favorite color but $10.00 from each purchase goes to the Susan G. Komen fund



The Yurbuds came in a small, zippered blue nylon case with directions. The website said the Pink buds came with a WHITE case but...whatever. They fit just right and they were easy to figure out. Even a 2 year old could do it (which she did). The buds are made from medical-grade silicone and Yurbuds offers a fit guarantee as well as a 90-day parts and labor warranty.

Test #1 was some crazy dancing around with my daughter. When I say CRAZY, I mean crazy headbanging, rump-shaking moves! And they did not fall out. The sound quality was good too. They did feel quite a bit different than what I am used to wearing (the round buds that fit INSIDE your ear canal) as these fit in the exterior of your ear but they were comfortable and stayed put. The Yurbuds came attached to a typical pair of earbuds

Test #2 was some circuit training in the gym-now when I circuit train, I add in a lot of plyo based exercises like burpees, box jumps etc. Again, the Yurbuds stayed put and I did not have to adjust them ONCE. (this is usually a problem with my current earbuds).

Test #3 was a very sweaty hill interval ride on the stat bike. No issues here either and I was able to enjoy the entire ride listening to The Age Grouper podcast without interruption.

Test #4 was a 5 mile run in the wind. Now, the Yurbuds are NOT noise cancelling or sound isolating so I could hear all that was going on around me (ie approaching cars) which I liked. However, this also allowed some wind into the mix. The Yubuds stayed put but I could hear the wind ripping right through them. Not a deal breaker for me but definitely a drawback vs. my other earbuds.

My overall impression is very good--I am happy with them and I will continue to wear them even running outdoors on windy days. I want to give a big THANK YOU to Holly at Rust Belt Runner for this awesome giveaway!!

I was so pleased with them that I am going to offer YOU the opportunity to win your very own pair!!

Here's how to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry!!

1) MANDATORY: Visit YURBUDS and tell me something you like or something you learned from their website.

2) MANDATORY: Be a current follower of my blog or become one.

Additional Entries (optional):

3) Like YURBUDS on Facebook.

4) Follow YURBUDS on Twitter.

5) Share the love & spread the word about this giveaway on your blog, on FB, Twitter, email etc. One entry for each way you are sharing the love! *again, please separate comment for each way you are spreading the word!

6) Add Miles Muscles & Mommyhood to your blogroll.

7) Tell me what songs are rocking your playlist right now.

8) Tell me what podcast you LOVE and why.

Entries accepted until Thursday, November 11th at 6am. Then I will pick a winner via Random.org and announce the winner very soon after that!!

85 comments:

Heidi Austin said...

love the yurbuds- and i'm a follower.

Aimee said...

I love the blue yurbuds! But, the pink ones are great too! :)

Aimee said...

I'm a follower!

Aimee said...

You are on my blogroll!

Aimee said...

I "liked" yurbuds on FB

Aimee said...

Here are some of my favorite songs:
"Who Knew" Pink
"Pump It" Black Eyed Peas
"Sweet Child of Mine" GNR

Aimee said...

I don't know if I have a specific podcast that I love, but tritopics has some great ones!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Getting that Inspire shirt with an Ironman Yurbuds purchase is pretty cool

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Follower

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Tweeted @kovasp

Kovas Palubinskas said...

On my blogroll

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Time Bomb by old 97s!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I'm a follower!! So happy to see this - I just got an ear blister from my ear buds and am dying for some yurbuds!!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I LOVE the great colours!! I'm with you on the HOT PINK!! And I love that they're sweat proof and custom fit - no ear blisters!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

My current fave songs:

"Ice Ice Baby" Vanilla Ice (I know)
"I've got a feeling" Black Eyed Peas
"Two Piece" So Cosmo

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Podcasts - I don't listen to any!! I download audio books though. Cheesy chick lit like Shopaholic.

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

You're on my blogroll!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I like Yurbuds on Facebook!

JenniferLeah said...

Jen-that's a new one, I have yet to hear about an ear blister!

Haley May said...

Omg! They're fitted for you! Thats awesome :) If I don't win them I'm buying them lol!

Haley May said...

I've been listening to some of Our Lady Peace's older stuff. My cooldown the other night was Buddy Guy and it was perfect :)

Haley May said...

Liked them on FB

Haley May said...

And what the heck is a blog roll, lol?

Sarah said...

I love the hot pink yurbuds!!! I love that they stay put. I am always adjusting my earbuds when I run.

Sarah said...

I follow your blog

Sarah said...

I like yurbuds on facebook.

Sarah said...

I have been jamming lately to Jason Aldean - My kind of party while I run.

Sarah said...

I follow yurbuds on twitter.

Jason said...

Congrats on winning. Thank you for following my blog as well. Great way to give back and a great product as well.

I learned that I can get a free t-shirt with a purchase of the Ironman series of yurbuds. Nice.

Jason said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Jason said...

I follow Yurbuds on FB and Twitter.

Jason said...

i tweeted your giveaway @MMNorthDallas

Jason said...

I have you added to my blogroll

Jason said...

I love listening to the smashup of Jay-Z and Linkin Park but especially 99 Problems.

Ciera Thomas said...

i like that they dont come out... on the website, the vid of people trying to shake them out was hilarious

Ciera Thomas said...

i am following your blog!

Ciera Thomas said...

i am a fan on facebook of yurbuds

Canadian runner said...

I am a new follower

Canadian runner said...

I would love a pair of yurbuds, they are on my Christmas list. Like you, I go out and get different earphones, as the Ipod ones fall out and are not comfortable. I like how they donate money.

Canadian runner said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar

Anne said...

I like the hot pink yurbuds - of course! I am one who can't wear the iPod earbuds either.

Anne said...

I'm a follower!

Anne said...

I love the new Kings of Leon CD.

dawn said...

I learned that no matter what kind of groove you get on -- they "ain't" falling out!

dawn said...

I'm already a follower! :)

dawn said...

Kelly Clarkson -- only the fast, angry songs
Adam Lambert
Pink
ACDC

Trish said...

I am a follower!

Trish said...

I love the Yurbuds website! I like the quotes, and the faces with "FOCUS", etc on them! I want a pair!!! My fall out of my ears and drive me nuts!

Trish said...

I like Yurbuds on FB!

Ashley said...

I learned that they are sweat proof and have a fit guarantee. Awesome!

Ashley said...

Blog follower!

Ashley said...

I emailed two of my runner friends about the giveaway

Ashley said...

I don't have a playlist because the darn Apple earbuds don't fit into my ears and always fall out on my runs, so I just go without. These would be perfect for me to finally have some tunes!

RunKnitRun said...

I didn't know that you could buy yurbuds in stores. I checked out their "where to buy" link and found stores nearby that sell them :)

RunKnitRun said...

I'm a follower :)

Meredith said...

New follower.
Your daughter is adorable! :)

RunKnitRun said...

I already like yurbuds on facebook...

RunKnitRun said...

... and I also follow them on twitter :)

Meredith said...

I like yurbuds on facebook.

RunKnitRun said...

I posted a link to your giveaway in the sidebar of my blog.

RunKnitRun said...

And I tweeted your giveaway too! (@knitterphd)

Meredith said...

I have wanted yurbuds for-ever. Well.... a long-ish time. And my current headphones were broken by my 4 year old.

Meredith said...

I have lots of different playlists for my different moods.

Classical - which has Tchaikovsky 4, and Shostakovich 5
Race specific playlists which have all my favorites --

but my power song is 4 Minutes - the Glee version

RunKnitRun said...

The best song on my playlist right now is (believe it or not) You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates. It matches my cadence perfectly so I listen to it on repeat during races :)

Rae said...

I like that they don't fall out. I need them bad!

Rae said...

I am a new follower!

Rae said...

You are on my blog roll under Rae's Reads.

Rae said...

I rocked out to Metalica's Enter Sandman this morning. :)

Rae said...

My favorite podcast is the Couch to 5K podcast. I used it and loved it while doing the C25K program.

Rae said...

I linked your giveaway on my blog sidebar!

Wells L said...

I'm a new follower.

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Wells L said...

I think it's crazy awesome that yurbuds has a money back guarantee that their product will fit and not fall out. That's a lot of confidence!

Wells L said...

I emailed my running buddies about this give away. They are super psyched!

Ashley said...

Follow Yurbuds on Twitter. @Momtobradyn

Ashley said...

So on the treadmill I'll use the old "ghetto" headphones that are big and bulky to listen to Podcasts sometimes. I LOVE listening to Chelsea Handler's book "Are you there vodka? It's me, Chelsea". She is HILARIOUS. Definitely passes the time on the boring treadmill.

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I looked into how they size the yurbuds and sent them an email. I actually have 2 different fits and because of that, I'm usually stuck with only one earbud in.

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I'm now a follower of your blog.

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

My favorite podcast is Android After Dark. Its about android phones and it is done by my sweetheart. Really, its my favorite because I get to help give ideas for contests and giveaways.

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

Playlist songs include:
Boa- Revolution 1986
Miyavi- Its a wonderful world
Namie Amuro- violet sauce
Hyde- Faith

Molly said...

I would love the pair that goes towards breast cancer research!

Molly said...

I'm a follower! : )

Molly said...

I'm all about Knockout by Lil Wayne, and
Meet my halfway by Black Eyed peas...

heather said...

I'm a new follower!

heather said...

I love the pink ones! Love the fact they support breast cancer research even more!

heather said...

Current favorite running songs are:

Kiss with a fist - Florence and the Machine
I Run to You - Lady Antebellum
Blue Orchid - White Stripe