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Jaybird ships JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Buds


Jaybird is now shipping its JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Buds. Originally shown at the 2010 International CES iLounge Pavilion, the Freedom Bluetooth Buds are small, in-ear headphones with a small control box attached to each. Each bud is sealed against sweat and moisture, and the left ear bud features controls for volume, play, pause, next and back track, and phone calls, as well as an integrated microphone. Other features include Bluetooth 2.1+EDR technology, an integrated rechargeable battery good up to six hours of talk or music playback, three sizes of specially-designed ear cushions to help the earbuds stay in place during movement, three sizes of ear tips, and an included carrying case. Jaybird’s JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Buds are available now and sell for $100.

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Coming from the Motorola S9, I like the idea but wonder how well they’ll stay put? I have a few different types of ‘in-ear’ buds that use what looks to be the same type of tips (Sony styled ones) and I find myself constantly having to push them back in as they gradually wiggle out and break the seal. I wish someone could make something like this that uses the type of tips that Shure and Etymotic use.

Posted by Paul on June 8, 2011 at 5:42 PM (CDT)


That’s a good idea.  I wouldn’t mind getting them since they appear to be a good solution for workouts (running).  But like #1 (Paul) points out; will they stay put?

Posted by dennis on June 9, 2011 at 8:25 AM (CDT)


Looks like an iLounge hands on review is needed!

Posted by William Robinson on June 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM (CDT)


They now come with new “secure tip ear cushions” that have the wings that help keep the earpiece in your ear. The ones at BestBuy now don’t have that yet, but if you buy it without and register on the JayBird site, they’ll send you the new extra pieces free. I had bought and returned the JF3s prior to the new earpieces shipping. i just bought it again and have the earpieces being sent to me for free. Hope to get them this weekend so I can try them out while running. You can get more details at the Jaybird site: jaybirdgear.com/jf3

Posted by JoMo on June 10, 2011 at 12:19 AM (CDT)


These headset sucks.  I got one and used it once and returned it after one use.  The sound was very muffled….even afte I adjusted the eq setting on the iPod to boost up the treble, the sound still sounded muffle.  I don’t know I’d it was the unit that I had but the sound was also lounder from one side.  Fit wise, it was ok.  I had it on while exercising and it managed to stay on even thru some jumping and vigorous movements.  My issue with this headset is more the sound quality.  The packaging that it came in was nice…but what does one do with that after removing the contents?

Posted by tycol25 on June 12, 2011 at 6:53 PM (CDT)

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