Disclaimer: I am currently on a 4,000 mile road-cycling trip with a few of my friends. We started just south of Seattle in a town called SeaView. We are ending in the Boston Harbor. Yep, Boston, Massachusetts. Because of the enormity of the trip, we have several sponsors that are supporting our ride. I want to fully disclose that JayBird is one of the companies sponsoring our ride. That being said, I have always wanted a pair of BlueBuds, but I haven’t really had a good enough excuse to buy a pair. This trip has been a great excuse and they have been a wonderful sponsor. Ok, now that the disclaimer is out there you must know that my review of these headphones is going to be to my best ability, without any bias toward them as a company.
Packaging: Everyone likes to hear about the unboxing of a product. I will say that from my experience, JayBird did not skimp on the actual packaging of these buds. Top notch are the words I would use to describe it. The box they came in had a soft matte feel to the texture, almost too nice for something that you are almost assuredly going to be throwing away. When you cut the sticker on the outside of the box that prevents a flap from opening, you realize the sticker doesn’t hold any weight itself. Took me a while to figure out why the box didn’t pop right open. Its held together with a magnetic door. Yep, an actual magnet holds a door from revealing the headphones inside the box. Overall, the quality of the packaging was somewhere between Apple and a Razor gaming product.