Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses With Open Ear Headphones
The Bose Frames were designed to hit two birds with one stone: it makes for a great, stylish accessory while at the same time, allows you to listen to your favorite tunes or take phone calls. Like the speakers and headphones they make, the specs have excellent quality and construction.
Durable, thick arms and metal hinges work together to make a secure but hardwearing pair of shades. The sunglasses also feature shatter and scratch-resistant properties with a sufficient thickness for strength. The model is not polarized but is 99 percent resistant against UVA and UVB rays. While it’s drip-resistant, just make sure not to immerse this pair in water.
No noticeable electronics are placed on the frame; these components are quite discreet. A few speakers are placed inconspicuously all over the ear. To turn on and pair the device, pause and skip songs or take calls, the Bose Frames placed a tiny button situated by the right temple.
It makes use of the Bose Connect app to work. Sound quality is good, but unlike the standard speaker sound from the brand, you do have to manage your expectations. You can notice a little sound bleed during higher volumes and the speakers do not produce plenty of mad bass levels as well.
The drawback? This is not a pair of headphones that can fight loud, urban ambient noise. It is more suited for quiet locations like the suburbs for example. It is a good pair of sunglasses for long, lazy walks and casual biking. It’s just not for listening to music or taking calls in the middle of a bustling city street.
Nevertheless, the Bose Frames are a neat piece of innovation that can benefit from a few improvements particularly in the sound quality department. It is not a device for a deeply-engaging listening activity.