There are plenty of truly wireless earbuds on the market, but not many of them can claim to be as unique as the new Bose Sport Open Earbuds. They’re IPX4 rated, and they can last up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge – and never actually contact with skin, or sitting above Ear and allow listeners to stay aware of their surroundings in a way that no other headphone can do.

According to Bose, the buds gently hold the edge of the outer ear to keep it closed in place without the need for an inside ear tip. There is also no pressure or vibration as these don’t use the same audio delivery methods as Bone conduction earphones. Instead, each bud uses a “small bipolar transducer that is positioned and positioned to create a clear, loud personal sound that stays in the ear”. This makes it great for listening to music, podcasts and more while staying alert during daily activities and workouts. The idea of ​​delivering sound a short distance from your ear is also Something we’ve seen on Bose Frames.

The open bud design reminds me of an old bluetooth earphone.

Bose Sport Open Earbuds have simple button controls that allow quick access to common tasks like skipping songs or calling up a voice assistant. With an IPX4 water resistance rating, it should be ready to tackle sweaty workouts and rainy jogging sessions. And thanks to the engraved antenna and Bluetooth 5.1, the connection seems to be reliably robust as well. The speakers are compatible with both Android and iOS, with an app to control and customize audio settings.

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The new Bose Buds are available for pre-order today at the manufacturer’s website and Best Buy for only $ 200. They should start shipping to consumers later this month.