Bose recently announced three new Frames, each combining the protection and style of premium sunglasses with the functionality of premium headphones.
Frames Tempo Sport
The Frames Tempo are made from TR90, making them durable, lightweight and flexible to withstand extreme temperatures and training. They use custom-designed spring hinges and TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) temple tips for comfort around the head. Furthermore, they feature customisable nose tips for grip during marathons or other adventure sports.
At its heart, the Frames Tempo’s acoustic package is an engineering phenom. It features a 22mm full-range driver for deeper and louder music while still being able to hear traffic and warnings. Geared towards adventure professionals with its 8-hour battery life rechargeable via Type-C USB, the Frames Tempo is built to last in more ways than one. It can fit under most protective helmets and is sweat, weather, scratch and shatter resistant. Its lenses are poly-carbonate with visible light transmission of 12 per-cent although optional lenses are also available. More so, they are polarised to block up to 99 per-cent of UV rays, just like the rest of the Frames lineup.
Frames Tenor and Soprano
The Frames Tenor features a smaller, square style whereas the Soprano comes with a subtle cat-eye look. Both of these use high quality material, have supreme comfort and offer an improved appearance, hiding all the internal electronics including the two 16mm speakers. As for the audio quality itself, both Tenor and Soprano come with better bass response for more depth and detail.
Both the Frames are scratch and shatter resistant with a battery life of 5.5 hours, rechargeable via the custom pogo-pin charger. Their lenses too can be changed with different colour options available to both.
Better voice pick-up
The Frames Tempo, Tenor and Soprano come with an improved dual-beam-forming array microphone setup. This shields what you are saying from wind, noise and other nearby conversations. Combined with new digital signal processing, the difference in quality is noticeable. Furthermore, the new Frames use a new Volume Optimised EQ. This can be tuned depending on your preference with the integrated touch control on the right temple. All other commands for the Frames can be managed via taps or a multi-function button on the right.
Pricing and availability
Available for pre-order now, the Bose Frames Tempo, Tenor and Soprano are priced at Dh1,049. If required, the lenses on the Frames can also be replaced with prescription versions. Starting September 24, they will be ready to purchase through Bose and select resellers.