Wireless earbuds with no cables by Earin. These look very cool, but geez there is no way I wouldn’t drop one and lose it somewhere–think grass in a park ;-). Pretty smart method of charging the buds simultaneously in a charging tube. A Kickstarter project, but are supposed to ship this month. $230.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ic6bn-uk1Q]
I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket and decided to use it on a pair of Rocketfish RF-MAB2 Bluetooth Headphones. (Rocketfish is Best Buy’s house brand.) I was pretty much expecting to return them, but after using them for the past several weeks, I find that I really like them. The freedom of wireless headphones is great.
They support stereo A2DP Bluetooth so they work quite nicely with my iPhone 4. I can change tracks, adjust volume, play/pause music, etc. The sound is pretty good and I like the open-air design. You can pause music and still carry on a conversation without removing them. Volume is adequate.
They are relatively comfortable. Since I sometimes wear glasses, I find it more comfortable to wear them upside-down–where the loop in the band goes under my ears instead of over. You’d think they would slip off, but they don’t. If I’m leaning with my head back, I loop them under my chin. This is awkward at best, but it works.
They have a built-in mic so you can use it to make calls too. Performance is so so, and I find that they only work acceptably in a relatively quiet environment.
I don’t know how much abuse they could take but construction is pretty good. I doubt the band could tolerate being severely bent. I’m not overly proctective, but I do try not to squash them.
I haven’t tested it’s supposed 14 hours of battery life, but I think it might be able to achieve this. I go all day without needing to recharge. It has a standard micro-USB connector for charging.
I highly recommend them. I got them for $49 at Best Buy.