Logitech Bluetooth headphones, $30 shipped

Normally $80-plus, the Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones let you cut the cord between your head and your MP3 player.


When you hit the gym, the treadmill, the bike trail, or whatever, the last thing you want is a headphone cord flopping around and getting tangled in stuff. Alas, iPods and most other MP3 players lack Bluetooth, so cordless listening is out.

Or not: Logitech's FreePulse Wireless Headphones combine a universally compatible Bluetooth adapter with a lightweight, rugged set of headphones (or neckphones, if you want to get technical). ClubMac has the Logitech FreePulse for $29.87 shipped. Price just about everywhere else: $80 and up.

Happily, these are new 'phones, not refurbs, and you don't have to wait on a rebate. However, before you pull the trigger on cutting the cord, be sure to watch the above video and read CNET's review --especially the user reviews at the bottom. Apparently many buyers found the headphones uncomfortable to wear, though I have a set similar to these and find them A-OK (even with my glasses on).

My complaint is with the bulky, ugly Bluetooth adapter, which compromises an MP3 player's pocketability (to say nothing of its aesthetics).

On the other hand, once you've experienced cord-free headphones, it's hard to go back. If you routinely use an MP3 player while exercising (or know someone who does--it's gift-giving season, after all), I think you'll be pretty happy with these. And you gotta love the price tag.

Thanks to reader Mike for sharing this deal!

 

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