Shokz OpenRun Pro review: lighter, sturdier and now faster to charge

Running with traditional headphones has always been a bit of a faux pas, as blocking out all external sound can be dangerous. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
This is where the Openrun Pros from the recently rebranded Shokz (formerly AfterShokz) come in. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Like the Aeropex we previously tested, these wacky looking nodules keep your ear canals free by using bone conduction technology.  (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Unlike traditional headphones, where the sound waves travel down the ear canal and into the cochlea, bone conducting headphones vibrate the cochlea directly. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Initially, the sensation is a little odd, you can hear the music as if you were wearing traditional headphones but the ambient sounds are much clearer, too.  (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The OpenRun Pros sound pretty good given that they don’t actually block out any ambient sound. The bass is punchy and the mids and highs are crisp. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Overall sound quality is good, even if it isn't mind blowing. But click through to read the full review and our impressions. (image credit: The Gear Loop)