Wireless headphone revolution gets a boost from Creative

We know how it is with headphones. Thirty seconds of uncoiling every time you want to wig out on your iPod, accidental disconnections when you hop off

We know how it is with headphones. Thirty seconds of uncoiling every time you want to wig out on your iPod, accidental disconnections when you hop off the bus, trailing wires ruining your dashingly minimalist attire.

Well, good news - wireless headphones look like they're finally turning into a serious alternative.

Following HP's iPAQ-only Bluetooth stereo ones earlier this year, Creative has just - very quietly - announced a Bluetooth pair that'll work with anything with a 3.5mm jack. That means MP3 players, personal CD players and most modern micro hi-fis.

They work using a little wireless adapter that plugs into your player and automatically beams what it hears to the over-ear headphones on your bonce.

Creative's claiming full stereo music up to 8.5 metres away from the adapter, and interference should be kept to a minimum with clever frequency-hopping tech.

The one big bummer is battery life. When we say big, we mean small - the headphones are only rated to 8 hours, meaning they conk out several hours before your player runs dry.

We'll have an update for you on sound quality as soon as we've listened to a pair.

If you can't wait, the Creative CB2530s are on sale now in either black or white for £80.