Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Updated Walkman

I don't know if yall remember me mentioning my Sony Walkman during my first day of being a non-smoker? I mentioned a lot that day. So, I won't hold it against you, but seriously. Keep up. I won these from Carla @ I run, You run (Hi! Hope life in Manila is going well)

Anyway, it's taken me this long to let yall know how I like them, because I don't like running with both earbuds in. Especially if I'm running with someone and/ or in a race. And the cool thing about these headphones are that they are wireless, held up by your ears. So that leaves treadmill running and we all know I haven't been doing much of that (Every time I go to the gym it gets more and more ghetto. seriously).

So, let's start with the fact that they are not Mac-user friendly. That should be an automatic Strike, but seeing as I'm quite computer savy when it comes to getting things to work (i.e. Google), I figured it out. It was more of a process that plugging it in and opening iTunes, but if you are patient, good things will come.

Sunday was the first day in about 2 weeks since I had been to the gym, so I thought this was a perfect time to test them out. Everything was great for the first 10 minutes. Then I started to sweat and that's when they started to move. I spent the same amount of time annoyingly using energy to put them back in. I was a sad panda. But I also didn't have in the smallest earbuds, which is what I usually use (I have small ears, which works well because clearly I don't spend a lot of time listening. clearly). I hoped this was the problem and decided to give it another try.

When I switched the earbuds, life was better. They stayed in place, but I think since I am so used to continuously trying to put my headphones back in, I have developed a subconscious to keep pushing them back in. But as time went on, I forgot they were there and enjoyed my run.

I also loved that I could easily switch the song and volume whenever I wanted. It's harder to do this with my iphone when it's on my arm. These will definitely be the newest resident in my gym bag (along with the Gu that's like 4 months old and I keep forgetting is in there, but hey! I don't think that stuff expires). 

Would I have spent money on these? Probably not. Only because I really love my ipod and the simplicity of it. Being wireless isn't a big deal for me, staying in my ear is a must and I'm still on the look out for those.

Am I fan? Yes- or at least until I want to change my workout playlist and have to figure out how to do it all over again. 

Thanks again, Carla!


  1. Gu does expire! Trust me - this is not something you want to find out the hard way! Your friendly PSA :)

  2. I find I am a chronic ear bud adjuster as well - even though I never have issues. I can't even tell you how many times in the first mile I will play with them, even though they are fine.

    I've seen these around the blogosphere and magazines ... I always worry I'd look like someone trying to run with 2 blue-tooth devices in their ears, so I didn't investigate further. But not having a cord sounds awesome!