#OpenYourEars Giveaway

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I am big into runner safety – especially in the city.

Running outdoors, in any urban or suburban environment, can create a whole world of hazards—from crazy drivers, to unpredictable bikers and dog walkers. It’s often impossible to hear when a potential danger is in your path while enjoying your favorite playlist on a typical set of headphones – Add in a running stroller and it’s a whole new world!

Even when I am on a path where I won’t have to deal with cars, like Kelly Drive in the city,  I usually run with one headphone in and one out so I can make sure I’m aware of any bikers passing by or any other obstacles that come along my way. I also like to make sure I can keep an ear out for my little man when we are running together to make sure he’s happy too – these headphones let me do that while still being able to jam out to my favorite tunes.

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I recently participated in the Panasonic #OpenYourEars challenge in which I was able to put the Panasonic Wired Open Ear Headphones to the test. The word on the street is that with these headphones, you can stay focused and fearless without having to worry about missing any warning sounds! Since being given the opportunity to test out the Wired Open Ear Headphones, I can honestly say that my ears have been opened. 

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These bad boys transmit sound vibrations through the upper cheek bones of the face to the cochlea of the inner ear {fancy talk, I know!}, allowing a user to listen to music while still paying attention to outside sounds—like the beep of a car horn. Horns, traffic and other sounds are not blocked because the headphones don’t cover your ears. They are also designed with soft, cushioning material – which are comfortable to wear & stay in your ears while bouncing up and down on your run! AND the sides and back feature reflective strips for greater visibility and safety in low light and at night  – that’s my favorite part!

I really love these headphones because they help improve your safety {and the safety of those around you!} along with helping you be fearless on your run -> because you can hear what’s going on around you AND your motivating music!I have worn them while on runs and out and about taking Brooks & Jackson for a stroll. They are super comfortable and light. They give great sound, the music is very clear and easy to hear – they don’t bounce around either. 

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Side Note: They are also sweat/water resistant! 

Side Side Note: Taking a selfie from the side is all sorts of awkward.

Panasonic also surprised me with some other running safety essentials {photo below!}that included {along with the headphones!}: Fuel Belt, BodyGlide, Sunscreen Stick, Gu Gel, Under Armour Reflective Headband, Light Up Arm Band for Night Running Safety all in a cool Lands End Bag {which will be awesome for Brooks for traveling!}

BUT the fun doesn’t stop there ->

Now it’s your turn to get the chance to #OpenYourEars – The wonderful folks at Panasonic have offered up a pair of Wired Open Ear Headphones along with the same Runner Safety Essentials swag bag I receved! Woohoo! Perfect for you, if you are a runner, or any runner in your life {Christmas is coming!}

openyourears giveaway

Enter to win below & leave a comment letting me know what the #1 song on your playlist is at the moment!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, Oct 26th / Winner will be notified via email

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I received a pair of the Wired Open Ear Headphones

as well as the running essentials kit from Panasonic.

I was NOT compensated for this post.

All opinions are my own.

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41 Comments

  • Reply Lauren October 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Taylor Swift’s new song, “Shake It Off”, is my favorite song to run to at the moment. It has a good beat that makes me want to move faster.

  • Reply Megan F October 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Loving “All about the bass”.

  • Reply Laura E October 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

    All about the Base only because it has a good beat to workout to.

  • Reply Jessica@TWB October 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I really like Ariana Grande “Problem.” Side note: I’ve been in need of new headphones for foreverrrrr.

  • Reply Desiree October 22, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Number 1 song on my playlist? Wild Thing by the Troegs. My 2.5 year old loves it. Lol.

  • Reply Emily October 22, 2014 at 10:51 am

    These headphones look amazing – I am loving the new Calvin Harris song – “Blame It.”

  • Reply Adina October 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Pitbull’s FireBall is my number one song at the moment for running. It gets me going every time!

  • Reply Amy October 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    My only question would be, do they move or stay pretty stationary?

  • Reply Dana October 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Pitbull and Xtina’s “feel this moment”

  • Reply Sarah D. October 22, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I would love to try these out!

  • Reply Susan October 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    all about the BASS!!!

  • Reply Erin October 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I like to rock out when I run so my current favorite song on my playlist is Breaking Skin by Nonpoint.

  • Reply Less October 22, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Currently listening to Cheryl – I Don’t Care on repeat.

  • Reply mary matheson October 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This song may be considered “old” already, but I like listening to “Happy” by Pharrell.

  • Reply Patty O October 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Great giveaway and of course my favorite song is “It’s all about the Bass”.

  • Reply Cate October 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I am loving, “Shake It Off”

  • Reply Jen October 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    It looks like I’m not alone in my new love for “Shake It Off” – perfect song to run too

  • Reply Valerie @ The Style Files October 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I shamefully admit that Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” puts a spring in my step when I’m running 😉

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    No #1 song right now, but anything 70s is my jam if the music is on!

  • Reply Kelley Fogarty October 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Loving Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

  • Reply Erika October 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Black Widow Iggy Azalea f/ Rita Ora

  • Reply Rachel October 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Currently loving geronimo!

  • Reply Stefanie October 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    The Black Eyed Peas “Pump It!” The perfect song to end my run strong!

  • Reply Madeline October 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I love the entire Amelie soundtrack!

  • Reply Julianna October 23, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Bang bang by Ariana Grande and Co!

  • Reply Alissa @ iAManRD October 23, 2014 at 6:42 am

    #1 song currently is Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

  • Reply Claire October 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Bleed it out Linkin Park. Gets the adrenaline going when I need to push through…

  • Reply Rachel C. October 23, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I never listen to music when running outside but use it to beat the boredom of the treadmill almost always to Bruce Springsteen

  • Reply Caitlin October 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

    What a great giveaway!

  • Reply MaryBeth October 23, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Love listening to Clean Bandit when I run!

  • Reply Natalie October 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I am all over Taylor Swift’s new songs. If the rest of the album is as good, I’ll just listen to that on repeat.

  • Reply Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims October 23, 2014 at 9:39 am

    All about that bass!! 🙂

  • Reply Melissa October 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I love “Budapest” by George Ezra right now!

  • Reply Nikki October 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    MONSTER MASH

  • Reply Erin October 24, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I’m loving All About that Bass right now! Great beat for running!

  • Reply Lydia Gray October 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Going the distance by CAKE! Training for my first marathon this spring and would love this gear!!

  • Reply Joy October 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I am obsessed with all about that bass

  • Reply Iliana R October 24, 2014 at 11:36 am

    My favorite song right now is Maps by Maroon 5!

  • Reply Carolsue October 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Raised By Wolves by U2 is my current favorite

  • Reply Pam October 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Anything and everything Pitbull, but I’m especially loving Fireball right now. For long runs I listen to podcasts.

  • Reply Agbeke October 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Chandlier by Sia

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