As AR (augmented reality) devices become more integrated into our lives, companies are going to find ways to market the technology. Enter Bose and their newly announced Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses that can be used for work and at play.
These sunglasses appear to be the normal run of the mill eyewear but Bose has cleverly hidden some miniaturized electronics in the temples of the arms. Speakers are also incorporated into the glasses. The speakers point backward allowing them to push sound to your ears no earbuds required. There’s also a multi-function button and mic which allow for phone conversations and interacting with your digital assistants such as Siri or Google Assistant.
The Bose Frames also include a nine-axis head motion sensor which links to your iOS or Android device. This allows the glasses to pinpoint your location and what direction you’re facing. In case you’re wondering, these aren’t anything like Google Glass. There is no display and your interactions with the glasses will only be vocal and auditory. The idea is, your “assistant” can get you directions and play music without ever having to look at your phone. Battery life claims are 3.5-hours of streaming music and 12-hours of battery life in standby mode.
Bose is also saying that you don’t have to use these glasses just for music. You’ll be able to use them for fitness, travel, games and more.
There are two different versions of sunglasses, the Alto, and Rondo. You can preorder the glasses for $199USD and they have an expected ship date of January 2019.
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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.