Bose’s stylish AR sunglasses, Frames, are set to land in Australian on June 13 and are available to pre-order now for $299.95 with a free pair of Bose non-polarised lenses.
First seen back in March 2018, Bose Frames use sound instead of sight to communicate information to the wearer.
Unlike other AR headsets or eyewear, Frames send audio-information via a 9-axis head motion sensor and GPS (from your mobile device) instead of overlaying digital images in the wearer’s eye-line.
They include an ultra-small microphone and multi-function button on the sunglasses right time for power and pairing — compatible with Siri or Google Assistant — to allows users to make calls and give voice commands or to pause or skip songs.
There are two styles available — square (Alto) or round (Rondo) — in matte black with tinted UVA/UVB blocking lenses with gold plated steel hinges and charging pins.
It includes a battery which boasts 3.5 hours of playback and 12 hours of standby.
Surprisingly, considering the tech and battery involved, the glasses weigh only 45g.
The Bose Frames are available to pre-order now from Bose.com.au for $299.95.