So I took up running with the NHS Couch to 5k plan just five weeks ago – and since starting I’ve had one reocurring issue.
Nope, not hip, knee or stamina issues.
You see, the plan requires me to listen to the NHS Podcasts and it’s flipping difficult to listen to my iPod Nano when the iPod Earphones keep falling out.
I tried my Sony In-Ear Headphones – these stayed in but I couldn’t hear traffic or ambient noises so that was out as it greatly increased the risk of getting run over.
I tried looping the cord of my iPod Earphones around my ears … but that didn’t help either, the Earphones still fell out.
And I’m not alone with this issue – it’s not just me that has a problem with the Apple iPod Earphones – it seems lots of people have problems with them falling out when running.
I wanted to keep the standard iPod headphones as they have the mute/volume functions built into the remote included on the cord – and the 3rd party headphones seem to have a multitude of compatibility issues.
Fortunately, a solution was close at hand – and a review of all the available products I happened upon the Innovelis Budfits.
The Budfit is a small plastic device that attaches to the iPod headphones, and acts a lightweight hook with the cord of the headphone anchoring them into place.
A little challenging to put into place at 6.05am (I wake up at 6am for my run) but that’s my brain struggling to get into gear rather than a design fault.
Once the headphones are in … they aren’t coming out for anything … with the added bonus that I can still hear traffic and ambient sound, plus use the remote on the iPod cord to change the volume of the Podcast.
In easy to open packaging, comfortable to wear and at less than £4 delivered – this is the perfect solution to keeping iPod Earphones in place when running and exercising.