Trex Titanium Aftershokz Mini: A review

Disclaimer: I received the Aftershokz Trex Titanium Mini to review through my partnership with BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a bibrave Pro (ambassador), and check out to find and write race reviews!
In early April, I received a pair of Aftershokz headphones to review. We were offered an opportunity to review the mini, which are made for those of us with slightly smaller frames. While I could have been ok with the regular, the mini definitely fit me better and so I was greatful to receive them.
Looking at them, I felt like it was a little strange. They did not go inside the ear like any other headphone I had worn. Aftershokz are bone conducting headphones, which means that the earbud is not actually an earbud but sits on the jawbone near the ear. This allows your ears to remain open for safety! As a woman runner, this is extremely important to me, but at the same time, I was a little worried that other folks in my office would be able to hear my music or podcasts.
IMG_9202As you can see, my ear canal is completely open, allowing me to hear approaching runners, dogs, cars, etc. I feel like this is a key safety feature. And when I first connected them to my phone via Bluetooth, I asked J, "Can you hear my music?" and when he responded no, I was honestly surprised, even if that seems a little bit silly. 
I have had no issues with battery life, even when running a marathon with them in Boston in April. According to the website, they have a full six hours of battery life, which definitely held true as I have worn them multiple days in a row for runs as well as at the office without a charge and have not had any issues. The band goes up over the ear but is not in any way bothersome to my head or ears, even with a hat on as well. 
The sound quality is fantastic. I have used the headphones with both podcasts and music connected to both my phone and my laptop. Clear pitches go through my jawbone and produce great sound. 
If you are looking for a bluetooth headphone to help you listen to music, etc, on  your long run, at the office, at the gym, or anywhere else, I definitely recommend checking out the Aftershokz Trex Titanium or mini (get sizing help at the link to determine which will work best for you. 
And if you decide to take it to Boston with you, to run the marathon of your dreams (no, just my dreams?) let me know about it.


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