The earbuds don’t go in or cover your ears.
Made for the active user, Bose has just introduced the Sport Open Earbuds that feature the company’s new OpenAudio technology. It has a design that does not go inside or over your ears, but still allow you to enjoy your music and answer your calls while being aware of your surroundings.
The Sport Open Earbuds has a contoured earhook that attaches to an enclosure that sits just above your ear canal. This unique design can let you enjoy your tunes or calls as loud as you want without bothering others and at the same letting you hear the sounds around you. This is perfect if you’re going out for that run where attention to your surroundings is needed.
“Runners and cyclists have been asking us for headphones that let them stay focused on their performance without wires, neckbands, or having to pop out a bud to hear traffic, a training partner, nature, or anything else they don’t want to miss,” said Mehul Trivedi, category director, Bose wearable audio.
The Sport Open Earbuds measure 48 mm wide and 55 mm high and it won’t weigh down on your ear since it comes in at just 14 grams per bud. The buds lock to your ear’s outer ridge for grip, which also has an advanced microphone system that picks up just your voice when you’re in a call.
Buttons on the earbuds provide shortcuts for virtual assistants and controlling playback and answering calls. What’s more, the Bose Sport Open Earbuds have an IPX4 rating and 8 hours of battery life.
No word yet on local pricing, but the Bose Sport Open Earbuds is now available for pre-order for $199.95 and will launch by month-end.