Bose Frames Is a Pair of Sunglasses With ‘Audio Augmented Reality Platform’

Audio giant Bose on Tuesday announced the launch of a new item called Frames. Frames is declared to be the world’s first audio augmented truth platform embedded into a set of premium sunglasses. Utilizing functions like micro-acoustics and voice controls, Bose says Frames is the smallest, thinnest, and many light-weight audio system it has ever unveiled. This pair of sunglasses can be used to stream music and other details, take or make calls, and activate voice assistants. It is the first business item embedded with the Bose audio augmented truth platform.

Priced at $199 in the United States, the Bose Frames is up for pre-orders on Bose’s official site and will begin shipping at some point in January 2019 on and Bose stores, followed by select resellers and global markets in Spring 2019. The business announced that Bose AR apps are “coming next year”, an upgrade for which will be shared at SXSW 2019 in March next year. The sunglasses have actually been launched in Matte Black colour, and 2 designs– square and angled (Alto), and round and a little smaller sized (Rondo). They are claimed to be scratch and shatter resistant, and weigh about 45 grams.

Bose Frames claim to blocksup to 99 percent of UVA/ UVB rays. The battery on the Bose Frames provides to 3.5 hours of playback and approximately 12 hours of standby time. Bose claims Frames can be totally recharged in less than 2 hours utilizing the included pogo-pin cable television. In package are a cleansing cloth/ bag and a protective case.

Styling includes tinted lenses, unique accents, and gold-plated steel hinges and charging pins. The pair of sunglasses feature “small, wafer-thin” acoustic packages embeded in each arm’s interiors that serve as genuinely cordless earbuds, however truly are not. An ultra-small microphone and multi-function button are embedded on the ideal temple for power and pairing, Siri and Google Assistant, calls and commands, or to pause and skip songs.

When it comes to AR abilities, Bose Frames has a 9-axis head movement sensing unit that– combined with your phone’s GPS (iPhone or Android)– instantly includes a layer of audio offering use cases for travel, video gaming, discovering, home entertainment, and more. Every pair is Bose AR made it possible for which will be unlocked via a software upgrade in the future through the Bose Connect app.

” Bose Frames are both innovative and practical,” said Mehul Trivedi, Director of Bose Frames. “They look and imitate timeless sunglasses– until you turn them on. And after that you’re connected to your phone, contacts, the web, and all its audible material, similar to earphones. There’s nothing else like them– they’re an advancement you have to see, use, and hear to believe.”

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