Bose Launches Next-Generation Wireless Sleepbuds
Bose has announced a new wireless earbud containing soothing sounds that block and replace the most common noises associated with sleep interference, the company said in its announcement.
The smallest Bose product yet to come to market, the tiny earbuds come with what Bose describes as its ‘first noise-masking technology’ that includes 10 pre-loaded ‘sleeptracks’ designed to mirror the frequencies of snoring, neighbours, dogs, and traffic, among others, then hide them under a layer of relaxing audio that runs for up to 16 hours.
“They aren’t active noise cancelling headphones, they’re not in-ear headphones with an added feature, and they don’t stream music — because every last detail was optimised for one thing — better sleep, all night, every night,” Bose said.
Commenting on the launch, Bose Systems Engineer Daniel Lee said, “It’s more than ambient sound or white noise. You can’t achieve it by simply turning up the volume on calming songs. And depending on the situation, it’s more effective than active noise cancelling — even ours. At night when it’s quiet, even the slightest sound seems loud. Bedside machines can’t cover it, earplugs can’t block it, and earbuds meant for sitting, standing, or moving can’t be worn for hours laying down, especially on your side.
“But Bose sleepbuds can, and if you’re someone who’s tried everything and nothing’s worked, or haven’t tried anything believing nothing will, we made them for you.”
Each bud weighs just 1.4 grams, and measures just over 1 cm wide and high. On their exterior is a laser-etched antenna for reliable connectivity to a phone or tablet. while inside there’s a rechargeable silver-zinc battery, a miniscule transducer and amplifier, and a micro-circuit board with flash memory to store the pre-loaded noise-masking sound files.
The sleepbuds run on Bluetooth®, are iOS and Android compatible, and come with the Bose Sleep app that makes it easy to update, control, and select preferences.
Bose sleepbuds are available in Australia now with an RRP of $379.