Gear item for May 2

Sports earphones

THE SITUATION: There isn’t much that’s more annoying than defective earphones when you’re in the zone, and finding a pair that’s durable without being bulky can be its own challenge..

A SOLUTION: Scosche’s sportCLIPs 3 Earbuds are a nice compromise, with a design that bends and pivots to fit ears for maximum comfort. It also ensures they stay in place regardless of your workout intensity. The earbuds are IPX4 rated for splash and dust resistance, so a little sweat or rain won’t make them short out, and each has an antimicrobial jacket to keep ears clean.

THE DETAILS: Thanks to the sportCLIPs’ 11-mm dynamic drivers, they provide quality sound as well. The pair includes Scosche’s tapIT technology, which includes a remote push button and microphone to control volume and take calls while on the go. The sportCLIPs 3 is compatible with iPhone models 4 through 6 Plus, iPads, iPods, and Samsung Galazy S3 through S5.

PRICE: $34.99.

AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit scosche.com.

Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, Tribune News Service