With over 11,000 subscribers to his YouTube Channel, @ipodtouch2gbob is constantly reviewing the latest in awesome technology, and this time, he got his hands on our new wireless speaker, the ROVER. Find out why he ranks it so high in the video below!
The GoPro Mountain Games in Colorado have become an annual favorite event for us to attend! This is our 3rd year to attend, and the event just keeps getting better and better! The athletes are incredible, the environment is unmatched, and the entire competition fits perfectly with what Red Fox Wireless is all about. This year, we were excited to have TV8, Vail and Beaver Creek's local news station, stop by and chat with us about our exciting products. Check it out!
Music is Inspiring! Whether you are getting pumped up to start your run, or needing some inspiration to finish strong, it is no secret that the right song can be motivating. That’s why we put together a list of the Top 10 songs to add to your running playlist! We have a mix of new favorites and old classics, all of which we think are worthy of your playlist; so, hop online, download some new tunes, throw on your EDGE wireless headset, and get ready to hit the road! 10. Livin' On a Prayer- Bon Jovi
There is a lot to like about these headphones. The setup is simple, the sound quality is ideal, and the won’t-fall-off promise holds true. Red Fox markets two different ways to wear this headset—our testers definitely preferred the loop above the ear rather than below. Wireless headsets are a huge convenience for runners, and these are among the best.
“I’ve had the most difficult time dealing with headphone wires -- I usually just tuck them into my clothing. But I was also concerned that the headset aspect of this pair would bounce around and distract me during my run. I was pleasantly surprised when they stayed put throughout the entire run. I even keep them on afterward if I’m walking around my apartment on the phone or want to continue to listen to music.”
Winning a gold medal
at the Olympic Games has been a dream of mine ever since I was eight years old.
When I was a kid, I wore a hat that read, “Goin’ for Gold!” In 1995, it was
announced that triathlon was going to
appear for the first time in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. It was at
this time that I knew my Olympic dream could become reality.
The running portion
of triathlon in the Olympics has become the most important segment of the
event. In fact, most of the races come down to the run. The saying in our sport
has now become “running for gold.” After competing infour Olympic
triathlons,I’ve learned a lot about how to run more efficiently.
Whether you’re a
novice runner training for your first 5k or an experienced marathoner, I hope
these tips give your performance a boost!
Run with a
high cadence. It is very
important that you have a high cadence, or quick leg turnover, when you run.
Longer strides are less efficient and can lead to injury, particularly in the
knees. When cycling, you need to have a cadence of 90 rpms or higher; the same
goes for running. Even when you go for a slow jog, it is important to try and
maintain 90 rpms. It is not a coincidence that the fastest marathoners in the
world have the fastest leg turnover.
heel-strike, mid-foot strike.You should never heel-toe run. The longer your foot is on
the ground the slower your turnover will be. A good way to experience the
proper way to strike the ground is to practice by running barefoot on hard
pavement for a short distance. When you run barefoot on a sidewalk, I guarantee
that you will run on the front halves of your feet because it is painful to
strike the pavement with your heel. Make slow improvements with your foot
strike because your calves will be very sore at first if you are doing this
correctly. You’ll also find that your cadence naturally increases when you run
with more of a mid-foot strike rather than a heel-toe strike.
shoulders. Many runners
tighten their shoulders, which takes up a lot of energy. Every couple of
minutes, give yourself a mental reminder to relax your upper body. A good way
to practice this is to do a couple shoulder shrugs before you run and a few
times while you are running.
In order to win a
gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, I’ll have to produce one of the
fastest run splits in the race. The dream I had as an eight-year-old has not
changed…and I hope I can “run for gold” in 2016. I hope you can “run for gold,”
as well, in whatever race you’re training for!
The first sentence of the Red Fox EDGE Wireless Headphones product page says “Finally Wireless Headphones that Stay in Place!” I know what you’re thinking – yea right. Well I’m here to tell you, no truer sentence has ever been uttered. I have gone through so many ill fitting headphones that I was beginning to think that my ears were too small or deformed or something along those lines. Well, my prayers have been answered with the EDGE Wireless Headphones from Red Fox because bottom line: these really do stay in place while running, stair climbing and even box jumping.
When I initially pulled them out of their hard-shell protective case (perfect for safe storage, travel and storing the power cord), my first impression was that they were just a tad heavy, in comparison to traditional headphones, and there was no way they were going to stay in place and not move. There is a little weight on the back of them where the control center is and I was certain they would be bouncing all over the place as I ran. It turns out they do just the opposite; they sit on the nape of your neck and don’t move. The earpieces are slightly large (for me), they don’t exactly fit snugly in my ears but rather they rest over my ears, which works just as well. Not to mention, I like to think having headphones rest over my ears instead of in them must be better for my eardrums, and they also help me keep tabs on outside and ambient noises for safety purposes while running or riding. Although I like to place them over my ears, these can also be flipped and worn with the loop under the ears and they rest snug in place.
The EDGE connects wirelessly to your device via Bluetooth and the process takes seconds. The initial instructions to connect seemed complicated – “hold this button down, you’ll see a flashing blue and red light and then wait for the rapid flashing not just the slow flashing, and”…. brain explodes. But it reality, do it once and it takes mere seconds from there on out. Very simple. They also have an IPX4 coating which basically means they can withstand quite a bit of sweat and are pretty durable.
I actually didn’t realize until I received them The EDGE that you can also make and receive phone calls with them, and they include SIRI and Google voice integration, making it easy to go hands-free. The three buttons on each side of the headphones allow you to answer a call, hang up, pause and play music, adjust volume up and down, and move tracks forward and back. That’s a whole lot of control in six little buttons! It takes the necessity out of going to your device every time you want to turn the volume down a little or change a song.
I haven’t had the pleasure of getting on the treadmill with them yet, but I get giddy thinking about the fact that I won’t have to worry about my claws chopping at a headphone cord mid-run. If you’re one that likes to watch TV on the treadmill, they also sell a wireless Bluetooth adaptor which is a breeze to use. I can’t be the only one that’s ruined a run on numerous occasions because of a little check in form that results in a stray arm swing followed by a violently flying phone and headphones getting ripped out of my ears, all to spoil the peak of an intense set or interval. Rest assured that these headphones will keep this from happening again.
What’s more, I’ve found myself using these in the office for phone calls, at the gym and even while cooking or out for walks. With a 9 hour battery life and a 30 foot range, they’re quit the package and pack in incredibly sound quality.
Honestly, I think the only tiny drawback with these headphones is just the addition of yet another cord to my stable of power-reliant electronics. However, I discovered this weekend it is a universal cord that also charges my GoPro, among other devices, so really that doesn’t even qualify as a drawback.
Red Fox Wireless Headphones come in four colors and are available online.