updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed March 28, 2007
Sony notebook headsets
Sony Europe has announced two pairs of headphones designed primarily for notebooks, as evidenced by their small size and short cables. The DR-EX230DP is an in-ear headset that nevertheless has its own, in-line microphone, and boasts other accessories, such as a travel case and three sizes of silicone earbuds. Its connection cable, however, is only 3.9 feet long. Audio is pumped through 9mm drivers.
The DR-G250DP (pictured) is a set of over-the-ear headphones, and is built with an adjustable neckband and a retractable, noise-cancelling "pipe" microphone. Its main advantage is a longer cable measuring 9.8 feet, but the neckband also collapses, which makes the headphones easier to store in baggage. G250DPs should be on sale now; EX230DPs will begin shipping later this month.