Gadget of the Day – Etymotic Research Ety8

Etymotic's ER4P MicroPro earphones are respected as some of the best in the business – and at £200 a pop they should be. But now for the sa

Etymotic's ER4P MicroPro earphones are respected as some of the best in the business – and at £200 a pop they should be. But now for the same money you can get the Ety8 – a fully wireless version.Fresh in at the Apple Store the wire-free buds get Bluetooth to pipe your tunes through the ether. And since the iPhone is the only iPod that actually has Bluetooth on board, Ety's also bundled along a Bluetooth iPod adaptor for the ride.The new 'phones do the same noise isolating trick as their wired cousins by sealing off your ear drum from outside interruptions, something that Etymotic has always considered superior to electronic noise cancelling.'On-ear' controls beam volume and track skipping commands back to your iPod, A2DP phone or MP3 player.There’s just the small issue of looking like you've got two bolts sticking out of head. But then we hear the Frankenstein look is back in this year.Essentials Etymotic Research Ety8 Price: £200 On sale: Now Contact: Apple Store Related stories: STUFF ESSENTIALS – Bluetooth headphones Bluetooth buds – just what the doctor ordered Gadget of the Day – Qstik EVOQ