Bone conduction headphones boast technology that allows you to listen to music (and podcasts, audio books, etc.) or talk on the phone while still being well aware of your surroundings. For that reason, we were excited to give the AfterShokz Aeropex a try … and we’re happy to report we were impressed!

This wireless, open ear endurance headphone set sits in front of your ears, rather than pushed inside them, and delivers sound via your cheekbones so you can still hear what’s going on around you. How cool is that?

We found the Aeropex to be remarkably comfortable and secure even while running on technical terrain. Plus, since this model is waterproof (albeit not for swimming), it was nice to not worry about some light rain.

The Aeropex is intuitive to use, has an 8-hour battery life, and comes with a handy storage pouch. Its light, slim design boasts a “barely there” feel, and you can choose between several great colors.

MSRP: $159.95 •