Wired headphones are a huge inconvenience, with the wires getting tangled in everything and causing your precious MP3 player to come crashing to the ground should you venture too far. Wireless, and more specifically Bluetooth, headsets are a step up, but you end up with a wrap around headband that tends to be uncomfortable, and the blue flashing light screams, "Rob me!"
Etymotic Research has unveiled what they claim are the world's first in-ear wireless Bluetooth earphones. The Ety8s are lightweight (a mere half ounce apiece) and claim to deliver great sound that is close to actual ear response. The batteries will last between 7 and 10 hours, making them perfect for those long flights, working at the gym, or boring boardroom meetings. The small earphones will work with 4th generation and higher iPods, the iPod Mini, and iPod Nano (sorry no Shuffle love here), along with any other Bluetooth enabled computer or mobile phone. The Ety8s can also control your iPod so you can skip to any track, turn the volume way up to block that gabby person sitting next to you on the bus, or fast forward and rewind your favorite track.
They're a tad expensive at $400, and are only available in the U.K.
CORRECTION: Good news everyone! A representative from Etymotic pointed out the Ety8 headphones are also available in the good ol' U.S. of A. for a mere $299 with the iPod adapter, and through the U.K. Apple store for £199.95.