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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yurbuds Product Review & Giveaway

Developed by a marathoner and a triathlete, Yurbuds (HERE), have been designed for all athletes … even endurance athletes.

Their claim:

- they won’t fall out
- ultra-soft comfort
- sweat-proof
- exceptional sound
- fit guarantee

Hmmmmmm .....

Of cours, I chose to review the Komen Pink Yurbuds (HERE). $10 of every purchase is donated to the Susan G Komen for the Cure of St. Louis. Retail for $29.99. The Yurbuds are an adorable bright pink, the earphones and cord are both white. The Yurbuds also came in their own carrying case, which is handy for putting in your gym bag.

They are also available in Blue Yurbuds (HERE) for $29.99 and Ironman Red Yurbuds (HERE) for $49.99.

To get make sure that I got the right fit, I was asked to send them a photo of my profile and my ear alongside a quarter. You can also upload your photo to the Yurbuds website when ordering.

You can order your Yurbuds online now or visit a local retailer. I saw them at my local Fleet Feet in Madison just last week.

The Yurbuds are guaranteed not to fall out. They offer an extreme-fit 100% money back guarantee. How many of you have struggled with this?!? They are even guaranteed to work in the rain!

I am a sweater and have never been able to run with music or headphones. After dealing with headphones falling out constantly, I gave up on running with music a few years ago. It just wasn’t worth it to me to keep messing with the headphones. I also tried the wrap-around headphones, but those just rubbed and irritated my ears. And, they still shifted.

I was intrigued by Yurbuds. Wanting to believe that they wouldn’t fall out. But, honestly I didn’t think they’d work. I have tried them on a few runs of six miles our less. I put them in my ears and set out for my run. By mile one, I was starting to get sweaty and I could feel the puddle in my ears starting to fill up. They honestly stayed in place. The sound was clear and there was no movement on their own. The left ear never moved and the right ear moved slightly a few times on my first run with the Yurbuds. This was only because I’m not use to running with headphones and would accidentally tug or rub on the cord, causing the headphone to move. I adjusted accordingly and it wasn’t a problem. The Yurbuds never moved on their own. Even with my sweaty ears. Gotta love the pink, too!
They ARE indeed quite an investment. Since I'm not typically a runner with music, I would not have made the investment on my own. But, I'm glad that I have tried them and have changed my mind about running with music ... because these were comfortable and didn't fall out, for a change. So many of you ONLY run with music (even during races). If I were one of you, I would definitely shell out the thirty bucks to try them out.

It’s like a whole new world has opened up to me … running with music. I’ve ran for so long without it. It’s nice to get a little upbeat song in my head and have my feet speed up accordingly! Hey, maybe it will make me faster?!

I think I will still do a lot of my runs without music, just because it is my “me time” and allows me to think, prioritize, plan ... and just be by myself. I really enjoy listening to my breathing pattern and my feet hitting the pavement. It helps me concentrate on pacing myself. But, the Yurbuds have now offered me an alternative to that … when I want something more. I look forward to having options now, thanks to Yurbuds.


Since I'm getting into running with music again,
I will seek your advice on powerful songs to run to
... see # 1 below ...


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One lucky winner will win a
PAIR OF YURBUDS

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!!

1 – Become a follower of my blog or already are?! LEAVE ME A COMMENT AND TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE SONG TO RUN TO

2 – Follow Running Diva Mom on Facebook HERE. LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE

3 – Visit the Yurbuds website HERE and tell me which style/color you'd like most. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

4 – Become a fan of Yurbuds on Facebook HERE. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

5 – Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account. LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH.

Enter now though Sunday, October 3.
Winner will be announced on Monday.


[If you would like YOUR product or website featured on Running Diva Mom, please email me at ( runningdivamom at charter dot net ) ]

238 comments:

  1. I love to run to the hampster dance song, I know I know embarrassing right? my kids "accidently" down loaded it to my ipod, and one day on a run it came on and I was surprised at how upbeat and fun it was ;)

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  2. I no longer run with music...I just don't think it's safe to be on the roads with music in my ears...That and I like to pay attention to what my body is doing - breathing, footfall, etc...I do have problems with earbuds falling out so it's good to know there is an option out there that might stay in if I choose to run with music again someday :)!

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  3. Already a follower! I love running to teenie bopper music for some reason. Right now, I'm loving Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner.

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  4. Those are some WAY COOL ear buds...but I am partial to all things Susan G. Komen pink. ;)Buck Cherry "Crazy B*@#$" is one of my fave running songs.

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  5. I would most definitely go for the same ones you posted...the whole breast cancer thing is close to my heart!

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  6. I follow you. I am really liking Ke$ha, the ting tings, and B.OB. My fav song from B.O.B is their new one: magic. Love the beat :-)

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  7. oh and my favorite song to run to is "Running Away" by Hoobastank.

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  8. I posted the giveaway on my blog! I really really want these, mine suck so bad and fall out constantly!

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  9. I am a big time sweater when I run and I'm contantly battling the headphones, but I haven't convinced myself to let it go. I'm a follower!

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  10. I'm not a pink person and I can't see spending $50 on the red ones, so blue it would be!

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  11. I am digging the pink yurbuds!

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  12. Oops forgot my favorite song...right now its Misery by Maroon 5....very appropriate at the end of my long runs!

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  13. I'm a follower. I like any of Aerosmith or Black Eyed Peas

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  14. I would want pink...not sure which ones because they all fall out of my ears too. Not sure which style would work.

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  15. I Gotta a Feeling by Black Eyed Peas and most anything from the Glee soundtrack.

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  16. I have the Yurbuds and they're a must when I run with music. Now I need to win a pair for my son :)

    It's not my typical type of music and running or driving to a run is the only time I listen to this, Kick Start My Heart by Motley Crue. It is an awesome running song!

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  17. totally need these bad boys! I really like the ironman buds

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  18. Im a follower. My favorite songs to run to are Ke$a, Britney, Shakira.... anything fun I can sing along with!

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  19. follower here! I still love running to Stronger by Kanye West. Gets me pumped everytime!

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  20. Komen Pinky Yurbuds for me! Love the pink!

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  21. I am a follwer. My favorite songs to run to right now are I Got A Feeling by Black Eyed Peas and Evacuate the Dance Floor by Cascada

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  22. I'd go for the pink ones too! :) Have a great day!

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  23. Oh man, I would LOVE some earbuds that don't fall out!

    I'm a follower. It's hard to pick a favorite running song, but I think it's "Galvanize" by The Chemical Brothers

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  24. How did I not notice you were on FB. Following now!

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  25. I follow your blog and one of my favorite songs to run to right now is "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas - always gets me going!

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  26. I would definitely want the Komen Pink Yarbuds also! they are super cute and for a good cause as well - how can you beat that?

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  27. Became a fan of yurbuds on FB! I really hope I win because I am long overdue for a new pair of headphones!

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  28. I'm a follower. I love anything Black Eyed Peas. I also love Push It by Salt n Peppa!

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  29. I would love the pink Yurbuds!

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  30. I follow you and one of my fave songs to run to is Enter Sandman by Metallica

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  31. The pink Yurbuds would match my pink fuel belt perfectly :)

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  32. I would love to win! I'm a follower of your blog.

    I don't really have a favorite song to run to, but more like favorite genres and artists. I like to run to Christian Rock music like POD, Fracesca Batistelli, Newsboys, Superchick, etc... it's really upbeat and positive and I like that when I'm running :).

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo.com

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  33. Also, the pink Yurbuds are my favorite because most of my running shirts are pink and it would match well :)

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo.com

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  34. I'm a follower...I love Chemical Brothers - Galvanize

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  35. Posted a link to this on my blog.

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  36. I would love the Pink Yurbuds

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  37. i heard about these guys. they seem pretty cool!

    i am a follower! yay for another giveaway :)

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  38. I am a follower who would love to have some new earphones! A song that I love to run to is "Here Comes the Boom" by P.O.D.

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  39. Fighter by Christina Aguilera!

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  40. I want the pink ones to match my IPOD

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  41. I'm a follower.
    I don't always run with music, but when I do, I like when Lady GaGa comes on. That is hard for me to admit because I think she is crazy, but her songs pump me up when I'm out there on the road.

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  42. I would get the pink. I love that they donate $$ to Breast Cancer Research/Awareness.

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  43. I follow you.
    Almost anything by The Black Eyed Peas newest CD!

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  44. I would want the pink Yurbuds like you have!!!

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  45. I'm a follower - I have the funniest mix - rap, country, oldies. The song that always makes me smile and run faster for some reason is Brown Eyed Girl!

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  46. I think I'd have to go with the pink ones as well, espcially knowing that a portion of the sale is donated. Can't go wrong with pink!

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  47. I became a fan of Yurbuds on FB

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  48. I like the pink ones as well. Love some pink!

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  49. I'm already a follower and my favorite song to run to is Girlfriend - Avril Lavine feat. Lil Mama. Always makes me pick up the pace!

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  50. I really like the pink ones too - and it helps raise money for charity!

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  51. I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog

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  52. I am a follower.... love to run to The Script

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  53. I follow!!

    Song - Pictures by Sneaky Sound sysytem

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  54. I'd love an ear bud that: Won't fall out, Ultra-Soft Comfort, Sweat-Proof, and Fit Guarantee. Therefore I would like the try the Specialized Performance Enhancement Earphones in Blue.

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  55. I'm already a fan of theirs on FB

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  56. Most anything could be better than what my iPod came with. Thanks for the link. I follow..... ;-)

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  57. I already follow you- but I just downloaded a semi oldie but goodie "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. It kinda has a sexy feel and makes my legs move!

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  58. I'm a follower! My favorite song to run to changes a lot, but I love "Control" by MuteMath.

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  59. I would love to have the pink personalized ear buds!

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  60. Pink was my favorite, think I might have to go hunting for it NOW! going to do a 1/2 marathon in 23 days and I HATE HATE HATE when my plugs pop out of my ears

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  61. I am a follower! I don't have a current favorite song but my current favorite Pandora station to run to is LL Cool J.

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  62. I would do the pink personalized :)

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  63. I'm a follower, and like you, running is my quiet time, but I would love to have these for the gym to watch the TVs there. ;-)

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  64. I like the pink ones, even though the red is awfully tempting!

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  65. About to add this to my blog sidebar in just a second!

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  66. I am a fan of Yurbuds on facebook!

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  67. Posted the giveaway on facebook :)

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  68. I'd get the pink earbuds - of course! I seriously need these - earbuds do not stay in my ears, and I run with my iTouch, which has a speaker...ok when I'm by myself, but embarrassing when I'm in a crowd and everyone can hear my crazy songs! Current favorite - Bandstand Boogie by Barry Manilow - yes it's old, but it gets me going!

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  69. Oh...and I like "pump it" by the Black Eyed Peas or "I gotta feeling"

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  70. I'd love the blue yurbuds because I already have a pair and my hubby desperately needs some too.

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  71. I am a follower. I love running to Black Eyed Peas.

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  72. I'd like the pink or the IM ones.

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  73. Love the blue - would go great with my ipod!

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  74. Already follow you, favorite song to run to is Ice Ice baby, :) love the beat of it.

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  75. Love the pink yurbuds, pink is my favorite color so always my pick if possible.

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  76. Love to run to any Black-Eyed-Peas but 'Fighter' in particular by Christina Aguilera will get me going!

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  77. Having 2 girls aged 4 and 2, I would be re-miss to NOT pick the pink yurbuds!

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  78. I'm a follower and I love to run to Green Day 21 Guns.

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  79. I visited the Yurbuds site and like the details and pictures on the Products tab. I would pick the blue option.

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  80. Two down...fan of your on facebook.

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  81. three down... I see that Yurbbuds are at the marathon (hope they are at my marathon next month so I can buy one there)

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  82. I am a follower and I listen to Nickelback a lot while running. Especially when I have had a long day!

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  83. I follow your blog! I run to all kindsa stuff, but right now, Michael Franti is keeping me peppy. First half marathon tomorrow!

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  84. I am a fan of your blog on Facebook.

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  85. I am a fan of yurbuds on Facebook.

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  86. I posted your giveaway on my blog's giveaway page!

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  87. i've tried to become a follower but keep getting error message. So will try again tomorrow. My favorite song that gives me that burst of energy while running is the ''Jai Ho'' I seems to play on my shuffle atleast twice during a long run.

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  88. As well as a fan of Yurbuds on FB.

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  89. As a total girly-girl, I would love the pink buds so I could rock out to Fighter by Christina. It gets me up hills like whoa!

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  90. I am a follower- as for music, I find any of the top 40 songs work great.

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  91. Wow, YurBuds- I am always on the hunt for earbuds that will stay in my ears. I currently have 3 different kinds that I am trying out myself. I think I would like any of them, but probably my favorite would be the blue yurbuds.

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  92. I'm a subscriber. My favorite song to run to....currently, anything by Anberlin

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  93. I would definitely get the Komen pink ones.

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  94. I would get the Pink ones for sure. Favorite song lately is anything my the Kings of Leon

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  95. I posted the giveaway on my blog sidebar

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  96. I would get pink to match my ipod!

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  97. I'm a follower!

    Yesterday, I went through almost half of a Rage Against the Machine album and it really helped me pick up the pace for my last few miles.

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  98. After my run yesterday, I realize how important it is to have headphones that stay in your ears! Those Ironman red model ones look pretty sweet! That's what I'd get!

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  99. I love to run to the Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way

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  100. I follow you on Facebook, great picture!

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  101. Checked out the Yurbuds site, i like the Pink ones as well.

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  102. I am a fan of yurbuds on facebook.

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  103. I posted about the Yurbuds on my facebook page.

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  105. I follow - my favourite running song is Lose Yourself by Eminem - great beat to keep you going!

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  106. I love the Ironman earbuds! They are bold and stylish!

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  107. I'm already a follower - favourite song: "Get Through This" by Art of Dying.

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  108. I'm a follower. And I don't have a favorite song..but a favorite group: The Vitamin String Quartet.

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  109. Liked Running Diva Mom on Facebook!

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