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Totally Geeky Or Completely Crazy? 'Wireless' Arriva Headphones

Totally Geeky Or Completely Crazy? 'Wireless' Arriva Headphones

Every once in a while an item comes along that doesn't quite fit in the totally geeky or geek chic category. In fact, I can't think of anything chic about these "wireless" headphones from Arriva. The device isn't on the market yet, but it was designed to dock your shuffle in the center of the back of your head. It's not wireless in the usual Bluetooth, IR, or RF way, but the makers are calling it "wireless" because it connects to your shuffle via the built-in dock instead of a wire. I think it looks like one of those squiggly headbands that were popular in the mid-90s. Pricing for the device, which is being marketed to athletes, will be announced early next week and the headphones should begin shipping in 5 to 6 weeks. Will you get in line for a pair or do you think they are as awkward looking as I do?


Source: Crave

tiffanylynn444 tiffanylynn444 10 years
Good idea - bad design. Why the squiggle instead of just a standard headphone design. Also - you won't really be able to push any buttons since they are on the back of your head.
buffyrulez buffyrulez 10 years
crazy, but also practical.
MuffinGal MuffinGal 10 years
If I had a shuffle, this would be perfect to workout with. Just hit play and go!
Nightwind Nightwind 10 years
I agree with wynnkey, looks like it would make your player easier for someone to steal, with it being right in the back of your head...you would never see them coming. I hope this does not make it to market.
Performita Performita 10 years
I can picture a thief behind my back if I was wearing this :D
zc zc 10 years
crazy!
wynnkey wynnkey 10 years
It looks really easy for someone to snatch, so that's not good. If you were running, another "runner" could rip them off your head, without really caring if they hurt your ears or not.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
oh - so very crazy!
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
I don't see the practicality of the shuffle being at the BACK of your head. It makes no sense. Geeky? Yes. Useful? Doubtful.
Linux-Traveler Linux-Traveler 10 years
That's too cool. Really useful.
unicorn18 unicorn18 10 years
I really don't see the need for this.
suziryder suziryder 10 years
Wouldn't it bounce all over the place when working out, leading to hair tangles with the added annoyance of being thwacked in the back of the head with every step? No thanks!
Supermom Supermom 10 years
What a waste. I would never wear or buy that.
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 10 years
No thanks
vanz21 vanz21 10 years
Love the Ipod Shuffle, but leave the ''arriva headphones''
Infinite-Monkey Infinite-Monkey 10 years
How on earth are you suppose to get to the controls easily while jogging or biking or doing anything? It seems silly for them to do this with the shuffle as it is designed to be clipped onto your clothing. I love having my shuffle within easy reach clipped onto the bottom of my shirt or into my jeans pocket.
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
I love the iPod Shuffle and all, but that Wireless thing is just weird and ugly, LOL. I'd never wear that.
xmeghanx xmeghanx 10 years
haha yeah i wouldn't wear this
Lunacraft Lunacraft 10 years
I am afraid to see what the front of it looks like
nycteacher nycteacher 10 years
I love that - it looks a bit weird, but I could put that on and ride my bike or even teach a class! LOL
peachiepink peachiepink 10 years
this is not at all attractive. it looks freaky.
millarci millarci 10 years
I agree with jhuck. It looks a bit uncomfortable. It's not very geeky chic either. I wouldn't buy it.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
WTF? I wouldn't wear it!
conanho conanho 10 years
looks totally crazy...but interesting at the same time...i think my hair would get caught... all in all, thumbs down.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I think this might be a bit uncomfortable to exercise in, and wouldn't it be a bit of a pain to control my music from the back of my head?
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