Aftershokz Trekz Air – Bluetooth, Bone Conduction, Wireless Headphones
Guys…. Aftershokz has a great new product on the market!!!
Oh, maybe I should start from the beginning. Hi, my name is Angie, I run a lot of miles, and it’s gets boring out there, so I listen to music, podcasts and audiobooks; on my phone, since I have it with me for safety. The best thing I ever did was go cordless… the next best thing is with Aftershokz.
I have been running with the Aftershokz, bluetooth, wireless, bone conduction headphones ever since I was introduced on the United Relay – May 2016. I then had a chance to try the pink Trekz Titanium in October of 2016.
That brings us to today – I am a Shokz Star, or Aftershokz Ambassador. While this means I can share a savings of 20% with you (currently not available on the Trekz Air,) it also means I have some demo headsets available for anyone to try, and I get to tell you about the ALL NEW TREKZ AIR.
Ok, so starting with the basics. While Aftershokz has a variety of wired and wireless products, they all work with bone conduction technology. Please read this from the web:
Bone conduction is a natural part of the hearing process—sound travels through our eardrums and bones simultaneously. We’ve taken the concept to the next level through development of a suite of proprietary audio technologies and design patents. The result: headphones that deliver unrivaled situational awareness and comfort.
HOW THEY WORK
Transducers guide mini vibrations through the cheekbones to the inner ears, delivering sound without plugging or covering them.
Still confused? Well these headphones do not go into your ear (ew,) but they go over the top of your ear, and the part where the sound comes out, sets on the outside of your ear, near your cheekbone. This is where it picks up the vibrations and allows you to hear your audio.
Now, the best part…. because they do not go inside your ear… you can still hear your surroundings. I wear these on every outside run. I can hear semis/cars approaching, I can hear bikes, other runners, people crushing rocks on the trails, dogs, woodpeckers… all my surroundings. When running races with announcements, I can hear them over my music, or you pass a band or DJ during a race… you do not have to stop your music, it gets drowned out.
There can be times when you do not want to hear your surroundings, like traveling on a plane or mowing the lawn. There are ear plugs that come with them, and magically you can hear the audio when you plug your ears. I know this as I mow the lawn all the time in my Aftershokz.
Alright, I will get to the new Trekz Air already…
- 6 hours of continuous play, 20 hours standby
- 20% lighter weighing in at 1.06 oz
- PremiumPitch+™ guarantees a premium audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass
- IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather
- 2 year warranty
- Wireless range: 33 ft (10m)
Make sure to check out this page for ALL the information on them – https://aftershokz.com/collections/wireless/products/trekz-air
As a regular user of the Trekz Titanium, I noticed how light weight the new Trekz Air were immediately – you can check out my unboxing video here.
I took them on their first run, and besides hearing the sound coming from them, I really didn’t know they were there. I also run with a hat/visor and sunglasses… they fit nicely with those too.
I have 3 personal pairs of the Trekz… ok so the hubs stole one of them…. and really, he can wear those as I am loving my new Trekz Air.
If that wasn’t enough to get you excited. You can control your music and the volume all with the buttons on the headset. Need to advance a song, place a call, turn up the tunes… simple as a touch of a button, no need to dig out your phone. Bluetooth is great!
I think the downside of these headphones might be they don’t come in the mini size. However, I would be interested to have someone with a smaller head try these on. Oh, and I know the music snobs don’t care for these headphones as they are all about noise cancelling blah blah blah….. well those wouldn’t be something to wear while being active outdoors, when safety is number one.
You can pre-order the new Trekz Air – https://aftershokz.com/collections/wireless/products/trekz-air