As recently highlighted, wireless solutions are increasingly taking hold in the accessories market, especially thanks to the Bluetooth AD2P technology, which is able to offer good audio quality. Among the products worth mentioning is certainly Icombi, a pair of Lovemytime Bluetooth headphones.
The headphones can be combined with any device equipped with Bluetooth technology, as well as being usable with the iPod through the wireless adapter included in the package: thanks to the "dongle" included, it ensures full and immediate compatibility with iPods equipped with a dock connector.
Foldable, small in size, but with a light and unobtrusive design, the Icombi incorporate the controls for volume and audio tracks on the pavilions. If they are used with a mobile phone, the presence of a microphone will allow total interaction between mobile phone and Icombi, through convenient call management.
The accessory works via lithium battery, with an autonomy of over 180 hours in stand-by, over 15 hours of continuous conversation, over 10 hours in music playback. The rechargeable battery in two hours through a USB connection (cable included in the package) or power supply
Here are the main technical characteristics:
SpeakerDiameter: 30 mm Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 KHz SP – Sound Pressure Level: 120 3 dB at 1 KHz Impedance: 32 15% at 1 V 1 KHz THD – Total Harmonic Distortion: 1% Power Rating: 10 mW max
MicrophoneNoise Canceling: -47 dBm
MeasurementsOpen dimensions: 95 x 148 x 64 mm Folded dimensions: 65 x 78 x 60 mm? Weight: 80 g
Icombi requires no added driver; the connection with the devices takes place immediately, at the push of a button allowing an "out of the box" use. The Lovemytime product distributed in Italy by E-Motion, at a cost of 149 Euros
Note: for the moment with the Mac the headphones only work in mono, while the microphone works correctly and can also be used with Skype. The Bluetooth A2DP Stereo profile will be available with the next Mac OS X 10 release, Leopard.
If you want to see them "live" visit this iPodnet page with a photo-review that shows you the details of the headphones and the iPod adapter.