When I hear wireless headphones and iPod, I automatically think Bluetooth. Elecom has unveiled a new set of wireless headphones for the iPod shuffle that are in fact wireless, but are not at all what you probably expect.
The headphones aren’t Bluetooth enabled and don’t use any other wireless tech. The shuffle itself connects to the earpiece of the headphones making them more like a speaker dock for your head than typical headphones. The side of the headphones have a 3.5mm headphone plug that you connect to the shuffle and then you wear the thing on the side of your head.
I will say that the look of the headphones with the iPod hanging on your ear is very weird. The real name of the headphones is Actrail and they are behind the neck headphones. These are good for folks that don’t want to mess up their hair. The Actrail headphones sell for about $50 per pair and come in pink and white over in Japan.