updated 01:10 pm EDT, Tue September 26, 2006
Logitech wireless headset
Logitech today introduced its FreePulse Wireless headphones, its stylish second-generation cordless headphones for Apple's iPod and MP3 players. The new headphones "deliver the complete freedom of experiencing digital music with no strings attached," according to the compay. The FreePulse Wireless headphones are half the weight (only 2.1 ounces/60 grams) and size of Logitech's first-generation product and are more flexible and durable, thanks to the high-carbon spring-steel headband. The new version delivers twice the performance as well as enhanced bass with its special bass boost feature and improved wireless performance with Bluetooth 2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) wireless technology. The FreePulse Wireless headphones are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October for $100. [image after jump]
Each circular headphone contains a precision-tuned 30mm neodymium driver, which delivers rich, full audio. The devices features flexible soft-touch comfort rings on each earpiece fit securely over the top of the ear to make sure the headphones stay in place during active use; the right earpiece also features integrated volume controls so people don't need to touch their player to make volume adjustments.
The headphones ship with charging cable: the headphones and adapter, with the embedded rechargeable batteries, have a play time of more than six hours on a full charge, according to the company. Logitech's adapter and headphones are paired during manufacturing so that when they are charged and powered on, they automatically connect. The new Bluetooth 2.0 EDR technology features a wireless range of up to 33 feet (10 meters).
The FreePulse Wireless headphones work with any audio device that features a standard 3.5 mm headphone port. Logitech's new adapter design allows the the matchbook-size adapter to deliver a custom and secure fit for all iPod models and a wide range of other MP3 players. The adapter's 3.5 mm plug is on a slider that be adjusted in four different directions so that the adapter can elegantly attach to a variety of audio devices.