Apple Gobbles Up Wi-Gear, Bluetooth Headphones Inbound

Posted: Nov 9 2010, 11:18am CST | by , in News | Apple


Apple Gobbles Up Wi-Gear, Bluetooth Headphones Inbound
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Apple Bluetooth headphones coming soon?

Anyone who frequents a gym wants to have some tunes with them typically to help the time pass and to take your mind off the fact that you probably don’t really want to be there. The problem with wearing normal headphones with a wire with the iPhone for me was that I was always catching the wire on the equipment. I also pulled the iPhone out of my pocket once on the treadmill by snagging the wire sending the phone shooting off the back of the thing.

This is the point when I stopped wearing headphones to the gym altogether. If you refuse to give up your tunes and hate to use wired headphones too, Bluetooth headphones may be for you. Depending on the size of your gym and where you leave your iPhone or iPod, you might not even have to keep the thing on you with a good set of Bluetooth headphones. The things typically have a wireless range of about 30 feet or more.

Apple offers its own line of cheaply made and not too good sounding earphones that come with its devices and they are rarely used by most people. We tend to upgrade right away. Apple has purchased a Bluetooth audio firm called Wi-Gear. Wi-Gear makes a set of Bluetooth sports style behind the head earphones dubbed iMuffs. You can be with the purchase announced that the purchase means there will be an Apple branded set of Bluetooth headphones coming soon.

The purchase of the company was finished about two months ago at an undisclosed sum reports 9to5Mac. The company not only made a decent set of Bluetooth headphones, but also offered an adapter that users of Apple devices that lacked Bluetooth could use to get Bluetooth connectivity for their device. 9to5Mac reports that one of the cofounders of Wi-Gear is now a Bluetooth engineer at Apple. There is no word on when we might see the official Apple Bluetooth headphones surface. I would bet they move quickly to get some on the market.

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