AfterShokz is now just Shokz, announces Aeropex will be rebranded as OpenRun

Shokz’ bone conduction technology delivers sound via transducers placed in front of the user’s ear that cause vibrations through the cheekbones

Shokz OpenRun

Credit: Shokz

Bone-conduction running earphone specialists AfterShokz have announced they will be renaming themselves Shokz, a move that is followed by the announcement of a rebranding their Aeropex line to OpenRun.

The OpenRun earphones, which are expected to retail at £129.99, boast all the features of the Aeropex but with better charging capabilities. The OpenRun sports what Shokz calls “8th-generation bone conduction technology”, an IP67 waterproof rating (not for swimming, unfortunately), BlueTooth 5.1 support, and 8 hours of battery life on a full charge.

A 10-minute fast charge will reportedly yield one and a half hours of playback.

Currently available only in black, the OpenRun will also feature Shokz’ patented PremiumPitch 2.0+ technology, which angles the transducers to sit better on the cheekbone. Shokz claims this adjustment delivers better bass, less vibration, and less sound leakage. The earphones will be available in two sizes, with the OpenRun Mini offering a smaller band size for comfort.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, Shokz’ bone conduction technology delivers sound via transducers placed in front of the user’s ear that cause vibrations through the cheekbones. This enables users to hear music while being aware of their environment, which some athletes may value in situations like running on the road

Orders can be made on the Shokz website.