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Why audio Bluetooth® sunglasses are what your life is missing

The Bose Frames collection does everything your normal sunglasses do—and so much more.

Imagine wandering through town, running a new trail or walking in the park. These are moments you often want music, but you also want to be present in your surroundings. Maybe help a tourist who got lost or even chat with a friend you bump into along the way. But if you’re wearing headphones, the first impression others get is “leave me alone”.

That’s where Bose Frames, one of the most innovative wearable devices we’ve ever engineered, come in. Now you can listen to your own personal set of speakers without anyone ever realising (unless you tell them).

The first generation of Bose Frames made the Time’s Best Inventions of 2019 list. Now the second generation is here—expanding your options for style and function (sports included). But first, here’s everything you need to know about your new favourite sunglasses.

How do they work?

Bose Frames connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone and use exclusive Bose Open Ear Audio™ technology to free you from headphones. Inside each temple is a tiny, wafer-thin acoustic package with ports on the outside and underside of the temple designed to drastically reduce the spread of sound beyond you. A flat cable runs through the steel hinges of the sunglasses to send audio and power to the speakers. There’s also a microphone system built into the temples, making it easy to take calls on the go, hands free. And makes Frames so much more than just music sunglasses.

Are they really discreet?

Most people say they feel like they’ve gone undercover when wearing Bose Frames. They’re able to listen to music or a podcast without anyone noticing. Thanks to the angle of the speakers, you’ll hear lifelike sound you’d never expect from sunglasses, while others around you hear practically nothing—even if they’re sitting or standing pretty close to you. So, you can listen to all your favourite songs. Plus, all styles weigh less than 57 grams (2 ounces), making them a light alternative to over-ear or in-ear headphones that you can comfortably wear all day.

Nothing in or on your ears

Noise cancelling headphones are great, especially when you want to isolate yourself from your environment, like on an aeroplane, a crammed commuter train or a noisy open office.

But with Bose Frames and revolutionary Open Ear Audio™ technology, you stay alert and aware of your surroundings. So, if you see someone you know, it’s easy to strike up a conversation without having to unplug. Simply tap the button on the right temple of your audio sunglasses to pause, skip forwards or go back. That same button lets you answer or end a call. And the second generation of Bose Frames have intuitive touch- and motion-sensor controls.

The Frames

SPORT SUNGLASSES

Entering the line-up is Bose Frames Tempo—high-performance sport sunglasses playing louder and deeper than all other audio sunglasses. These music sunglasses were designed for staying active with stability, comfort, a water-resistant IPX4 rating and a battery life up to 8 hours.

THE LATEST LOOKS

Two luxe silhouettes. One jaw-dropping experience. Bose Frames Tenor flaunt a rectangular frame, while Bose Frames Soprano combine a cat-eye frame with large lenses. Both were designed with a more premium look and feel, playing fuller, deeper and longer (up to 5.5 hours) than the original Bose Frames.

THE CLASSIC ORIGINALS

Intentionally designed to look classic and timeless, these are the Frames that started it all. Bose Frames Alto sport angular lenses, while Bose Frames Rondo have distinct rounded lenses. They can play for up to 3.5 hours.

THE LENS COLLECTION

All styles of Bose Frames have interchangeable lenses available. Switch them up to match your outfit or your workout terrain. Polarised options available.

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