Updated review of the “Jaybird JF3 Freedom” Bluetooth earbuds
In my previous review of the Jaybird JF3 Freedom earbuds I extolled their virtues. I also said how tough they were.
Well, last week my beloved earbuds died. They are indeed tough on the outside, but the inside, not so much. The battery won’t take a charge anymore.
The little red button goes on when I plug it in, so it looks like it’s charging, but the little red button doesn’t do nuthin’ once it’s off the charger.
Sadly, I only got 10 months out of it. But considering I used it every day, I’m willing to forgive. It has a one year warranty so I’ll see if I can get a replacement. That is, if my wife can find the original receipt, which is looking unlikely at this point.
I tried using a pair of wired earbuds for a day and managed to get them caught on my bike seat, my jacket collar, my car steering wheel, and my butt (I sat on the cord).
“Screw this,” I said.
So I went out to Best Buy and got a new pair. Interestingly, at least to me, nothing has changed. The package has changed (old one on the left, new one on the right):
But everything else is identical. Same buds, same case, same accessories, same price, and to my disappointment, same performance. I was hoping they would have improved transmission outdoors, but nope.
Ah well. They are still damned good buds.
And so far I haven’t managed to sit on them while they are in my ears.