Every once in a while an item comes along that doesn't quite fit in the totally geeky or geek chic category. In fact, I can't think of anything chic about these "wireless" headphones from Arriva. The device isn't on the market yet, but it was designed to dock your shuffle in the center of the back of your head. It's not wireless in the usual Bluetooth, IR, or RF way, but the makers are calling it "wireless" because it connects to your shuffle via the built-in dock instead of a wire. I think it looks like one of those squiggly headbands that were popular in the mid-90s. Pricing for the device, which is being marketed to athletes, will be announced early next week and the headphones should begin shipping in 5 to 6 weeks. Will you get in line for a pair or do you think they are as awkward looking as I do?
Jul 23 2007