Logitech FreePulse Wireless headphonesPropane - July 16, 2007
Category: Mobile, Speakers/Headphones
Price: USD 99.99
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The week of the fourth of July is all about celebrating freedom in the United States. This year, however, I was able to celebrate in a unique way, with Logitech's FreePulse Wireless headphones. The headphones are meant to be used on the road in conjuction with an MP3 player or other portable device. However, they can also be used with any computer or other audio player, as long as a quarter inch headphone jack is present. These headphones boast that they are lightweight, comfortable and of course, wireless. Will these headphones let freedom ring?
Logitech was founded in 1981 and has since become one of the leaders in computer peripheral manufacturing. Known mostly for its mice and keyboards, it has also expanded into the areas of headphones, headsets, webcams and media center remotes.
The packaging that the FreePulse comes in is very typical of Logitech. There is a nice box with attractive coloring and a nice clear panel that allows the buyer to see the headphones inside. It also boasts on the front with a big sticker, just how lightweight and comfortable they are. The back shows some of the many features that the FreePulse has and is written in three languages.
When the product comes out of the box, however, is when it really begins to shine. Many little accessories are bundled, including a charger, the transmitter, a variety of bases that allow the transmitter to seat properly on any one of several mobile devices, a short extension cable, an extra pair of the earphone covers and an instruction manual. The small extension cable is so that the transmitter can connect with a device that might not allow a block to be plugged in where the headphones usually go. However, the transmitter does have an extended jack, which gives a little leeway so that the extension does not need to be used with everything.
The headphones are very sleek and lightweight (as promised). There are also several buttons on the right ear piece as well. which are a 'connect' button, a 'volume up' button and a 'volume down' button. These buttons can also be used to turn on a bass boost feature (by holding connect and volume up for several seconds) and to mute the music (by tapping the connect button).