Is this product really necessary? I really think it's a case of just because they can invent it, doesn't mean they should have. Isn't there more productive ways to spend $170.00 nowadays. Gadget freaks are going to disagree, but I think something like this is a collossal waste of time directed at an item that will probably lose it's novelty in under a week with the purpose of squeezing our last Ipod dollar remaining in our pocket that should have gone to something more practical.

Posted by LTM on May 6, 2005 at 11:48 PM (PDT) Comment 1

I agree. iPods or wires are not very cumbersome, so I can't really see paying $170 to be able to keep your iPod in your backpack. plus it's that much more annoying to skip a track or something. if you really feel weighed down by your iPod spend an extra $10 and get a mini (ok, $30 if you don't get the student discount). I would want BT on my iPod to connect to my computer automatically. if I could play music in iTunes wirelessly from my iPod, now that would be worth some money (not $170, though). My iBook is already a pretty great remote control with AirPort Express, but my iPod would be better for just laying around on my couch listening to music. that's all I want BT for.

Posted by jmaurand on May 8, 2005 at 10:51 AM (PDT) Comment 2

I really have to disagree. I just dropped my ipod (disasterous for the HD) becuase I accidently kicked the wire out. If I had a bluetooth adaptor, it would be easier to synchronize with the Mac and other devices. The iPod coudl also be used as a storage device for other gizmos like cell-phones or digital cameras (like some from Japan) and maybe even upload MP3s as a ring tone. It also allows open source OSes like Linux to exchange data wirelessly.

As for headphones, I thought of bluetooth head phones for my cellphone, so this would be an added bonus. It will also avoid the chance that a wire from tugging the iPod, potentially dropping it, when an accident hapens.

Posted by darknerd on May 13, 2005 at 1:57 PM (PDT) Comment 3

These look great. They are a little pricy though. If they were just a little cheaper, maybe $110, I would consider getting these. I know it's not just the headphones, but these are awesome and I think that they will get a lot of sales because a lot of people will like the idea of walking around wireless.

Posted by Pghmyn on May 14, 2005 at 5:42 PM (PDT) Comment 4

I just purchased these headphones from the local Circuit City and would like to share my observations... First off, the build quality is very disappointing. The battery door of the headphones are flimsy and will not remain shut. My first impression was that the unit was defective, but after an even exchange at the store yeilded the same result, I'm gonna say that the plastic clip holding the battery door is poorly made. The receiver that goes on top the iPod does not sit evenly on my 1st Generation 60GB Photo. The plastic receiver has a cutaway for the hold button, but interestingly enough, it doesn't provide enough room for the unit to sit flush with the iPod. Also, if blinking lights annoy you, stay away from these suckers. The receiver has a blue light that constantly blinks when the headphones are in use (as stated in the review above... but dang it's bright). The headphones themselves also have a small green light that blinks when the unit is operating (the user may not notice this, but anyone behind him/her will).

Soundwise the unit operates as advertised (near-CD quality). I've only gotten as far as 20 feet before static started to cut into my music. I'd say it best works within ten feet - even then it's still prone to intermittent static and interference (this has only happened a couple of times during my four hour field test... still very annoying).

Overall I'd say that since I didn't expect too much from a Macally product, I walked away feeling pretty neutral about it all... I'm still going to return them and wait for Apple to include a built-in solution for wireless headphones in future iPods...

Posted by rollingdonut on July 4, 2005 at 7:30 PM (PDT) Comment 5

I have owned a set of Macally Bluewave headphones for about a month. I have used them for all of 10 hours total. The dongle has stopped synching with the headset. The only way to "fix" this is to send them back to the manufacturer, and I have to pay for shipping and handling. If you check Amazon reviews on this product, you will see that this problem is so common, you are guaranteed to experience it.

This product is poorly designed and cheaply made, and I am taking them back to the store and demanding a full refund. I will never buy a product from this manufacturer again. Consider this your warning.

Posted by Rick M. on February 6, 2007 at 7:07 PM (PDT) Comment 6
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