The recently announced new iPod Shuffle may be one of the sleekest from Apple yet, but without built-in controls, it’s also limited to Apple’s own headphones with controls on the cord. Or was limited. As a testament to Apple’s swelling aftermarket support, third-party earphones for the device are already in the works.
Both Klipsch and Scosche announced on Thursday that they had Shuffle-centered earphones in production.
Scosche has branded its three new models with the tag “IDR” for Increased Dynamic Range. The IDR350M, IDR450M and IDR650M will all isolate outside noise and allow users to “play, pause, adjust volume, skip tracks, navigate playlists and hear the name of the song and artist with the press of a button.” They will have a built-in mic for making voice notes, as well. Scosche will release the line in the spring with prices between $50 and $100.
Klipsch’s brief press release mentioned only that its upcoming headphones would offer all the same controls as the Apple pair, and be available this summer for $100.
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