Friday, March 27, 2015

Competitor Magazine Features Red Fox in 2015 Running Gear Guide

Full Article at running.competitor.com

Red Fox Edge Wireless Headset 
Highlight: Rock-solid wireless headphones.
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.

LiveStrong.com Features the EDGE in Best Accessories for Runners

Review by: Rachel Grice, LiveStrong.com Fitness Editor


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“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.” 

You can find the full article HERE

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Goin' for Gold: Running Tips from an Olympic Triathlete

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 in four 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! 

  1. 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.
  2. Don’t 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.
  3. Relax your 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!

May all your transitions be fast and smooth!
Photo Credit: David Mable

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LAVA Magazine Puts Our Wireless Headset to the Test

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Posted by:  , lavamagazine.com
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.
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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.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The New Sound of Golf

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Review by Dave, mygolfspy.com

Golf is a game of silence, until it’s not. What do I mean by that? Come on, you don’t really need to ask that. We have all had our quiet walks spoiled by an errantly stroked F-Bomb. Walking on grass, and striking the ball really don’t make much noise. We need people for that. OK, so maybe airplanes and lawnmowers too, but I think that with the exception of drones and the soon to be released golf-Roomba, those machines rely on people for their noise as well.

Musical Interludes on the Course
In recent years, technological advances have made it possible for golfers to enjoy music on the practice range, as well as on the course itself. Not that this is a new concept. I don’t need to remind you that the second coolest thing in Al Czervik’s golf bag was the car stereo.
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Now we can bring that course-dancing dream to life through the magic of smartphones and Bluetooth audio devices. You can even do it without making your bag so heavy that only D’Annunzio could carry it. Today’s portable audio is small, light, and loud.
We will return to the question of how such audio devices could change the golf landscape in a bit, but first, let’s check out a couple of Bluetooth audio goodies from RedFox Wireless.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cool Moms Shop Red Fox Wireless


EDGE Wireless Headset Review, from coolmomtech.com

Fitness resolutions are the most popular of all New Year’s resolutions, but they can be pretty hard to keep. That’s why we keep making them year after year, unfortunately. But this cool and comfortable wireless headset, designed especially for athletics, might help make getting fit a little bit easier.
The EDGE wireless headset by Red Fox (not to be confused with Fred Sanford, of course) is a single piece that’s flexible yet sturdy, with zero wires or other distracting floppy parts. When I popped the headset on, it felt great and paired easily right off the bat. The slim hooks are the most comfortable I’ve ever worn, and I don’t have to reposition it or re-pair it during my workouts either. No distractions means I can focus on what I’m doing.
EDGE wireless headset from Red Fox: perfect for your fitness goals
I plan to take the EDGE with me the next time I ski, and I’m looking forward to hiking with it in the spring too. It’s nano-coated for water resistance, so if you get caught in the rain or have a yard sale on the slopes (you skiers know what I’m talking about), the EDGE won’t get fried. Which makes it a really good option for keeping active all year long — and maybe actually keeping that New Year’s resolution too.
Find the EDGE wireless headset on redfoxwireless.com 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

EDGE Wireless Headset Video Review by RunHaven.com



Our friends over at runhaven.com just reviewed the EDGE Headset and called it the "Best headset for you when it comes to running". Check out gymnast, triathlete, and marathoner, Erin Lockwood, as she walks you through the best of what the EDGE has to offer or see it for yourself at redfoxwireless.com!


The EDGE Headset is Trending with Teens in San Diego

According to TV station San Diego 6 and their teen correspondent Mason Kern, the EDGE Wireless Headset from Redfox Wireless is one of the hottest audio trends among teens right. See for yourself at www.redfoxwireless.com.