updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri October 27, 2006
JBL 610 iPod Headphones
JBL is planning its own set of Bluetooth headphones for iPods, an FCC approval filing revealed today. The test results show the JBL 610, a set of over-the-ear headphones designed with the same style as the company's Creature desktop speakers. The set is designed with the iPod in mind and includes a transmitter that will attach to the Dock Connector on fourth-generation and newer iPods. While the 610s are expected to share features with other Bluetooth headphones, like music controls built into one of the earpieces and 8-10 hours of playback time, JBL adds that the headphones are made for travelers and will be bundled with a dual-format airline power adapter and a port for traditional line-in audio when the batteries expire. Availability hasn't been set but is likely by early next year. Click through for a gallery of additional photos.