Wireless Bluetooth iPod headphones coming ‘within three months’

“Apple iPod users can very soon avail of a bluetooth wireless adaptor and headset for listening to music. Bangalore-based Impulsesoft Technologies, a short-range wireless solutions company, have developed iWisa wireless adaptor and iWish wireless headset adaptor that have been licensed to US-based TEN Technology to be used in naviPlay. The naviPlay is amongst the first bluetooth wireless stereo adaptors with remote control to be attached to an iPod. It will be launched in the market within three months,” Anuradha Krishnamurthy reports for TechTree.com.

“Impulsesoft is providing the software and hardware for the naviPlay wireless adaptor and headset. The Impulsesoft iWisa adaptor can be attached to the iPod dock [connector] while the iWish headset adaptor permits the use of any stereo headphones or speakers with a standard 3.5 mm stereo plug. naviPlay also has an LCD display and buttons for remote audio functions, playlist and menu navigation,” Krishnamurthy reports.

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19 Comments

  1. Thank God! I hate those damn wires – always getting tangled up, always in the way! Name the price – I’ll pay whatever as long as they sound good, don’t have interference and just work.

  2. Sweet, now I can listen to what other ipod owners have.
    Two ipod user with bluetooth earphone technology cannot ride the same bus. If they do, one has to be in front and that other at the back. Watch when the two exit the bus from the same door ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Bangalore — That’s a city that usually comes to mind when thinking of consumer electronics! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    Actually I’ve been there and it’s pretty much like every other city; it has parts that are nice and those that aren’t.

  4. artist

    Maybe when people will be less �bitchy� about what Apple does, things will improve!

    What apple is doing is most admirable and that�s one of the reasons why I buy their products.

    So, let�s not criticise something that far better than an average and constant standard some pc users think is good.

    Peace

  5. Hmm. I use a BT headset with my Mac for VoIP. I’ve tried using it to listen to music as well; the sound is terrible, and there’s considerable static. Does anybody know the specs– does BT really have the bandwidth for CD-quality (or near-CD-quality) audio?

  6. The real test with this adaptor will be how it sounds. I have read that the speeds of BlueTooth are not ideal for real-time uncompressed audio so the data must be compressed by whatever part uses the 3.5 mm stereo plug. It then must be uncompressed by the part that receives the transmission and converted to an analogue signal. Effectively your music will go through another generation loss.

  7. If people want this, then fine, but I can’t help think it’s technology for the sake of it. Is having a cable going to the iPod in your pocket really such a problem for people ?

    If the transmitter is firewire powered, it’ll eat into play time. And you’d need batteries for the headset too. The negligible benefits just don’t seem worth the environmental harm that these devices will cause.

  8. This needs to work with my bluetooh phone as well. Call comes in, signal goes over bluetooth to pause the ipod, and auto answer the call in N rings (preference on phone). Microphone needs to be embedded in one of the ear pieces, not a stick branching down the side of my face.

    That would be an awesome thing!

  9. I’m with Ray. Take this tech and form some sort of BT adapter for my car. Like a device that snaps to the dock connector and a cassette BT adapter device that picks up the signal. If they can send the signal to a pair of headphones, why not a cassette adapter or line in adapter? Come on! Do it! I’ll buy one T-O-D-A-Y!

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