updated 07:00 am EDT, Wed June 22, 2005
Bluetooth iPod headphones
Logitech today introduced the , which allows users to simply plug in the wireless adapter, set their iPod down, and move as far as 30 feet away using Bluetooth technology. The rechargeable headset features integrated iPod controls on the side of the headphones to adjust volume as well as switch tracks (forward/backward) and play or pause music. The headphones use advanced Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology, which includes adaptive frequency hopping, for interference-free, crystal-clear digital audio. Logitech's headhpones also feature a 40 mm full-range neodymium driver, which provide rich audio and enhanced bass performance, according to the company. It will be available in July for $150.
"Wireless headphones unleash people from their music player and remove the nuisance of cords," said Ray Weikel, director of product marketing for Logitech's Audio Business Unit. "No more untangling those earbuds when you pull your iPod out of the bag, or managing the cords while trying to enjoy your music. We believe our wireless headphones will truly be liberating for iPod owners."
The headphones work with any iPod with dock connector on its base, which includes nearly all models sold in the past two years. The headphones and the adapter are paired at the factory, so people can instantly begin using the product with their iPod directly out-of-the-box. The headphones are powered by rechargeable batteries, which play up to eight hours of music per charge. The product can be fully recharged in 2.5 hours. Both the adapter and the headphones can recharge simultaneously with the provided (international) AC adapter, which features two connectors.
Logitech Wireless Headphones for iPod are included in the "Made for iPod" program by Apple. According to the company, "Made for iPod" means that an electronic accessory has been designed specifically to connect to iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.