I’ve been working with Best Buy on projects like this for a while, but this was the first time they sent me their product to try out. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the fit and sound after reading about Bose Frames.
Then they showed up in the mail.
The Bose Frames look and feel amazing. They aren’t too heavy or too bulky. They feel like “normal” sunglasses with thicker arms on the side and nothing more than that. Of course, there’s a little extra weight to them because of the electronics and batteries and whatnot in them, but they are still MUCH lighter than you would expect.
Putting them on and hearing them for the first time is quite an experience as well. Bose has managed to make it SOUND like you’ve got headphones or earbuds in your ears while having nothing ON your ears at all. There are a couple of speakers along the arm of the glasses that pumps music and phone calls into your ears while still letting you have spacial awareness of your surroundings.
Bose Frames is a line of stylish, audio sunglasses that deliver a truly remarkable personal audio experience without anything in or on the ears. Unlike existing open-ear products that use bone conduction, Bose Frames use a custom-designed speaker in conjunction with a series of patented acoustic chambers and ports to steer audio into the listener’s ears from the temples of the glasses. The overall result is unbelievable audio clarity and spaciousness that seems almost impossible given the product’s size. What’s really mind-blowing is how full and rich the audio can sound for the wearer, but how little of that can be heard by anyone else, even if they’re standing next to the wearer.
Sunglasses enhanced with Bose sound:
Bose Frames Alto Large feature a classic angular shape, commanding lenses with a larger fit and immersive sound. Lens Width: 52mm/2in | Bridge Width: 18mm/0.7in | Full Frame Width: 148mm/5.8in | Bow Length: 162mm/6.4in
Bose Frames Alto Small feature a classic angular shape, commanding lenses with a smaller fit, and immersive sound. Lens Width: 51mm/2in | Bridge Width: 16mm/0.6in | Full Frame Width: 142mm/5.6in | Bow Length: 155mm/6.1in.
Bose Frames Rondo feature rounded lenses for a distinct look with a smaller fit and immersive sound.. Lens Width: 49.5 mm | Bridge Width: 15.5 mm | Temple Length: 154 mm.
What Makes Bose Frames Great
Nothing in or on your ears
A new way to listen. Stay connected to the world around you while discreetly listening to music with a revolutionary open-ear audio design.
Sight and sound
Bose Frames with patented acoustic chambers and premium lenses are designed for sun and sound.
Make and take clear phone calls, access Siri and your Google Assistant with the seamlessly integrated microphone.
Bose Frames block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays.
Shatter- and scratch-resistant lens
Designed to survive life on the go.
Power on and off, accept and reject calls, play and pause music, and access Siri or Google Assistant.
One app, complete control
The Bose Connect app gives you easy access to everything your product has to offer. Get tips, unlock Bose AR, and personalize your settings so you can spend more time enjoying the music instead of setting it up. Available on iOS and Android.
Bose AR enabled*
A first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that makes astonishing new audio experiences possible. Combining the power of wearable audio products, mobile devices, and integrated apps, Bose AR can augment your world with content for your ears instead of your eyes.
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This post is sponsored by BestBuy. #ad – All opinions are mine.