Logitech Debuts Wireless iPod Headphones

    June 22, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

A Bluetooth-enabled accessory allows users of the iconic media player to cut the headphone cord.

Call it a product with no strings attached, as accessory maker Logitech does. The iPod can be up to 30 feet away from the user and still deliver its audio to the headphones.

The wireless headphones work with any iPod that has a dock connector. A wireless adapter weighing just over an ounce connects to the headphone jack of the iPod.

“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,” said Ray Weikel, director of product marketing for Logitechs Audio Business Unit.

To transmit the audio from the iPod to the headphones, Logitech uses Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology. Bluetooth includes adaptive frequency hopping to limit the effect of interference on the signal.

Rechargeable batteries power the headphones and should last up to eight hours on a single charge. Both the adapter and the headphones can be recharged fully in 2.5 hours.

Logitech should have the Wireless Headphones for iPod available in July. The suggested retail price will be $149.99.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.