Time to geek out for you iPod-heads out there -- there may be a way to add internal Bluetooth capability to your beloved digital media player without having some awkward dongle hanging off the stern of the ship. It's been a dream of many iPod owners to use Bluetooth headphones with their iPods and do away with the cord mess that comes standard issue with using corded headphones.
But, it will take some work, soldering finesse and a decent chunk of luck to ensure you can add internal Bluetooth to your iPod without toasting it in the process. And forget that bulky hard drive
-- this addition seems to require a standard hard-drive based iPod (not a nano or anything flash-based). The hard drive must be removed and replaced with a flash memory solution so the new Bluetooth circuit board can fit inside the iPod's casing.
Think that is beyond your capabilities? Nah
-- off-the-shelf parts will make it easy to snuggle a CompactFlash card (or microdrive, probably) into the vacated hard drive cavity. So, whew -- here you are
. Get some patience from the kitchen cupboard and begin here
. This will drive your iPod buddies nuts once they see you have wireless headphones on you iPod and they're using the ubiquitous white-cord goofiness from the good old days.