Cutting the Cord

Photo-Illustration For TIME By JONATHAN BARKAT

I like to think of myself as an uncommonly lazy person. I've purchased electric toothbrushes, universal remotes and voice-recognition software in pursuit of a more slothful life. But even I have yet to feel burdened by the wire that connects my headphones to my iPod. I'm not boasting, merely wondering if there will ever be a wireless headphone revolution. If they can't sell me on the benefits of eradicating a gossamer of wire, what chance do they stand with people who brush their own teeth?

And to date, the products have been less than inspiring. Most wireless headphones...

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