Sony announces new wireless Bluetooth sports headphones

Sony's latest line of bluetooth headphones is aimed solely at the cyborg-obsessed sports crowd. The DR-BT160AS headphones are splashproof, built-in volume and play control buttons, a microphone for cellphones and massive behind-the-ear pods that house the batteries and workings. An inelegant solution, but frankly, it's better than the alternative: your expensive MP3 player ripped by the cord out of your pocket at a thousand miles per hour as you catch it on the handle of the cross trainer, which happens to me once per workout. I just wish someone would dust off Nikolai Tesla's patent for beaming music straight into the brain, already, but I guess there's not much accessory money in that. Sony Bluetooth Sport Earphones [Digital Drops via Oh Gizmo]
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4 Responses to Sony announces new wireless Bluetooth sports headphones

  1. Anonymous says:

    Tesla’s first name is Nikola, and the the direct-to-brain transmitting neurophone was invented by Patrick Flanagan back in 1958 (Life magazine had a feature on it). Why nothing has been done with the technology is a mystery.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Finally some competition for the Motorola Motorokr S9 – great in form, but not so much on function. Sooner or later the sweat seeps in, shorting out the electronics, and the track and volume controls cease to work. Now the volume has locked on my 3rd pair, but thankfully they have locked at a tolerable volume. I will NEVER go back to a wired connection during workouts.

  3. Agies says:

    I’m curious as to the size of the transmitter. I have a pair of Logitech BT headphones but, aside from a fatal design flaw, they add a considerable amount of bulk to my mp3 player.

  4. dculberson says:

    This sort of thing would be so much more awesome if Apple saw fit to support real Bluetooth with the iPhone.

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