Bose, the renowned audio company has unveiled two TWS Earphones and three new sunglasses that can also play music on your ears. The TWS Earbuds are named Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and Bose Sport Earbuds. When it comes to the Frames, its the second generation lineup from the company.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
The QuietComfort Earbuds are the first of its kind from the company that supports in-ear truly wireless noise-cancelling. As the name suggests these come with an active noise-cancelling system that can block out ambient noise thanks to the microphones and a new algorithm designed by the company. It also offers an option to adjust the level of noise cancellation and let you completely block them out or keep an ear on your surroundings. It comes with The semi in-ear design and fins to keep the buds from falling out.
According to Bose, this pair of earphones offers the best sound signature that produces natural tones among its competition. The new volume-optimized Active EQ feature adjusts the sound based on volume to make up for low-frequency loss at lower volumes and prevents distortion at higher volumes. The connectivity options provided include Bluetooth 5.1 and it supports AAC codec.
Regarding the extra features, the QuietComfort Earbuds supports the IPX4 rating for water and sweat resistance along with the touch-sensitive surface that lets you use gestures to control the earbuds. When it comes to battery life, Bose claims it can last up to 6 hours with continuous usage and the charging case provides two additional charges giving a total of 18 hours worth battery life. If you charge the earbuds for 2 hours it can last up to 2 hours, according to the source. The charging case is Qi-certified for wireless charging too.
These will be available in Triple Black, and Soapstone and is priced at 280 dollars.
Bose Sport Earbuds
These cheaper TWS Earbuds lack the Noise Cancelling feature of the QC Earbuds but comes with IPX4 water-resistance and Bose’ StayHear Max tips. These offer semi in-ear design and wings to keep the earbuds in place. Regarding the connectivity, these had to settle with Bluetooth 5.0. However, these come equipped with AAC support and Active EQ as seen on the pricier model. It also supports touch-based interaction on the surface.
These can last for a total of 5 hours of music playback with the charging case offering two more rounds of full charge totalling up to 15 hours of music playback. The Bose Sport Earbuds are priced at $180 and will be offered in Baltic Blue, Glacier White, and Triple Black colours.
The second-generation audio sunglasses from the company has three versions -Soprano, Tenor, and Tempo. These differ mainly in design where the Soprano has a cat-eye lens design and the Tenor has a square frame. Both of them have a nylon frame, high-gloss black finish, and polycarbonate polarized lenses across the board. Bose will let you choose between optional mirrored rose gold and purple fade lenses for Soprano and Mirrored Silver and Mirrored Blue for Tenor, which can, of course, be swapped out. In addition, you can also use prescribed lenses if you have a condition.
Both frames feature Open Ear Audio with better sound when compared to the previous generation. These offer 5.5 hours of battery life to answer voice calls via the beamforming microphone array. Using the touch-sensitive sides you can control volume and playback as well. When you remove the shades the motion sensor will off them automatically.
The last one is the Bose Frames Tempo, which comes with a sporty design. It features soft silicone nose pads in three sizes inside the box. The lenses that come with include polycarbonate polarized lenses with a mirrored black finish and 12% VLT (visible light transmission) or Road Orange that allows 20% VLT, Trail Blue that allows 28% VLT, and Twilight Yellow that allows 77% VLT. These can be swapped according to the time of the day or environment. You can also take these in light rain as these feature IPX4 splash resistance.
All three frames cost $250 apiece.