A source told “9to5Mac” (http://www.9to5mac.com/) that Apple bought Wi-Gear, a Bluetooth wireless headphone designer in San Francisco two months ago for an undisclosed sum.
WiGear, now closed, is perhaps best known for its iMuffs. iMuffs were wireless headphones that let you pause, rewind, adjust volume and change tracks right from the headset without touching the iPhone. You could also answer incoming calls directly from the headphone using the integrated microphone, enjoying the same automatic music suspension that you get on your iPhone when a call comes in.
Designed to be worn behind the neck, iMuffs weighed just 2.2 ounces and were powered by a rechargeable lithium battery providing up to 20 hours of continuous playback time on a single charge. iMuffs were charged using any computer’s USB port or through an included travel charger.