Peripherals giant Logitech has pushed out an interesting accessory today, wireless iPod headphones.
Ok, so they’re not the first set of wireless headphones we’ve seen for Apple’s world conquering player (Bluetake, Macally and TEN already all beat them to it), but they are certainly the most stylish to date.
Sculpted in sweeping white and silver lines, with integrated volume, play, pause and select controls, the headphones use Bluetooth 1.2 (which includes adaptive frequency hopping technology to eliminate interference) and have a purported range of up to 300 feet. The headphones are fitted with 40mm full-range neodymium drivers.
The headphones are not super light at 91g, while the wireless adaptor that needs to be plugged into the top of your iPod is 28g itself so bear this in mind when you are thinking about the freedom you get from being wire free. In terms of connectivity, both adaptor and headphones are paired at the factory to allow use straight out of the box (a theme we have seen the company employ recently with its V200 mouse).
One possible downside is the battery life of just eight hours, but a full recharge of both units (which can be done simultaneously via the dual outputs on the AC adaptor) will take only two hours 30 minutes.
The "Logitech Wireless Headphones For iPod" (yes, that really is there official name!) go on sale in July. There’s not UK pricing yet, but the Yanks will pay $149.99 so just add on a bit and you’ve most likely got our cost…
Now can someone please hand these things out to those irritating Apple iPod dancers with their jiggling earphone wires?