Yesterday we wrote about the new iPod Shuffle and one of the first comments to that post was that it was too bad that the remote was so tightly integrated into the earphones as the standard earphones that comes with the player is considered quite bad generally. But, as always when Apple launches something, it doesn’t take long until there’s a wide range of accessories available and first out is new earphones, including the new Shuffle remote, from Scosche. You can also use the adapter and plug in any other earphone. More info and photos inside.
Full press release from Scosche.
Scosche Industries Announces Earphones With Increased Dynamic Range Designed For New iPod shuffle
Oxnard, CA., – March 12, 2009 – Scosche Industries (www.scosche.com), an award-winning innovator of mobile electronics and iPod accessories, today announced that it is developing breakthrough earphones with integrated controls for the new third generation iPod shuffle with Apple’s new VoiceOver feature. The new IDR (Increased Dynamic Range) noise isolating earphones will give users the ability to play, pause, adjust volume, skip tracks, navigate playlists and hear the name of the song and artist with the press of a button.
“We are delighted to support the exciting new VoiceOver technology in the 4GB iPod shuffle,” said Kas Alves, executive vice president of Scosche Industries. “Scosche’s focus on innovation means we’re ideally placed to develop new and exciting products like the IDR earphones.”
Scosche is currently developing three earphone models- IDR350M, IDR450M and IDR650M noise isolating earphones that feature an integrated control surface. Users can control play, pause, adjust volume, skip tracks, navigate playlists and hear the name of the song and artist with the third generation iPod shuffle. A miniature microphone built into the back of the control surface allows users to record voice memos on the latest iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod classic 120GB. The IDR (Increased Dynamic Range) series earphones are designed to give users an enhanced listening experience with brilliant highs, silky smooth mids and powerful bass. The headphones are expected to be available this Spring and range in price from $49.99 to $99.99.