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Jaybird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth stereo headset shipping next week, enhanced with new cushions

Richard Lai, @richardlai
June 13, 2011
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Jaybird's been pretty quiet about its latest Bluetooth offering. In fact, the company actually sneaked a few of its JF3 Freedom sports headphones into some stores back in April, but they quickly ran out of stock -- we imagine it was either a test run or the product needed some tweaking. Regardless, we've just been informed that the JF3 will finally be available to all starting next week, with Jaybird's online store currently taking pre-orders for $99 a pop (including free delivery), followed by wider availability at retail stores in late July. What's more, these sweat-proof stereo buds are now enhanced with new blade-like silicon ear cushions -- head past the break to watch Jaybird founder Judd Armstrong ecstatically shake his head to show off the secure fit.

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Originally announced at CES in January, JayBird launches the new JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Headphones with secure fit ear cushions for sports.

Website: http://www.jaybirdgear.com
Feature Videos and Review: http://www.youtube.com/jaybirdsporttv

Key features include:
1) Small wireless Bluetooth buds
2) Secure fit for sports thanks to the proprietary honey comb design ear cushions
3) Great sound performance, tuned to avoid listener fatigue during long work outs
4) Sweat proof design with Lifetime Warranty Against Sweat

Completely forget about your headphones with Freedom Bluetooth earbuds. No wires and an incredibly secure fit for sports.
The Freedom features a clean, natural looking design and wearing style, 6 hours music and play time, a premium hard shell magnet sealed carry case, 3 sizes of ear tips, and 3 sizes of secure fit ear cushions for sports.

Inspired by the fog lamp grill of a sports car, and with the soft comfort of silicon, the new hexagon design ear cushions offer superb comfort and secure fit for sports. The honey comb center gives a balanced amount of resistance against the back bowl of the ear (top, back and bottom), thus holding the ear tip securely forward in the ear. Three sizes of ear cushions are provided in addition to 3 sizes of ear tips.

Freedom has been selling in retail stores without any announcement since April, and now, JayBird has enhanced the offering with new secure fit silicon sports ear cushions. The enhanced Freedom is available now and exclusive on the JayBird online store for $99 with free shipping (and will reach retail stores late July). Existing Freedom owners can order a free set of the new ear cushions from jaybirdgear.com/jf3.


Technical Specifications

Construction

Heavy-duty case construction
Sealed against sweat and moisture
Rubberize overmolded sealed buttons
Tangle-free flat cord
High integrity light-weight construction
Audio

Type: In-Ear Style
Noise-isolation: No
Impedance: 32 Ohm
Output 15mW RMS (with level limit)
Total Harmonic Distortion <5% (1KHz, 10mW)
Protocol: BT 2.0, A2DP, Handsfree, Headset
Speaker sensitivity: 117 +-3dB At 1KHz
Audio Format: 16-bit Stereo
Operation

Operating: 14F - 140F (-10C - 60C )
Storage: -22F - 176F (-30C - 80C)
AC power: DC 5A 100mA

Bluetooth

Tx Power: Bluetooth Class 2.1+EDR
Codec: SBC Range: 10 meters/33 feet
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
Response Bandwidth 20-20000Hz
Pairing

No of Paired Devices: 2
Pairing passkey: 0000
Integrated Microphone

Type: 4mm omni-directional
Sensitivity: -34 dB + /-3dB (1KHz, 0dB = 1V/Pa)
Battery

Music Play Time: 6 Hrs*
Talk Time: 6 Hrs*
Standby Time: 250 Hrs*
Charging Time: 2 hrs
Charging: USB (included)
Type: 250 mAh Lithium Polymer
* May vary dependent on usage & device

Weight & Dimensions

Width: 18 mm
Height: 40 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 16 g

Button Controls

AVRCP Music Controls (Play, pause, Next, Back)
Call Controls (answer, end, reject call)
General (Volume, pair, power)

In The Box

JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Headphones
USB Cable
3 pair eartips
3 pair secure fit ear cushions
Premium Carry case
User Manual

Compatible Products

iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad
iPod nano and classic with Bluetooth adapter
Andriod and other smart phones
MP3 players, PC/Mac
Gaming Devices

See JayBird Bluetooth adapters for non-bluetooth products.
Warranty

1 Year Limited Warranty
Lifetime Warranty Against Sweat






































































































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