Bose Launches Truly Wireless Earbuds SoundSport Free In India For Rs. 18990
The trend of truly wireless earbuds has started to catch on. Since the launch of the Apple AirPods in 2016, a lot of companies have tried their hands in the truly wireless earbuds space. Now, Bose, one of the most popular sound accessories maker in the world, has launched the SoundSport Free in India. The truly wireless earbuds are priced at Rs. 18990 and will be sold via Amazon and Bose.com. The earbuds are available in two colours, Black and Midnight Blue/Citron.
The SoundSport Free weight 14 grams each and come with a carrying case that also acts as a charger. The battery life is about 5 hours of music playback with an additional 10 hours with the included charging case. Since the earbuds are targeted at people who are into fitness and sports, the earbuds are IPX4 rated sweat and weather resistant. A worry with truly wireless earbuds is the ease with which you can lose them. With the Bose SoundSport Free, you can track your lost earbuds with the Bose Connect app’s ‘Find My Buds’ feature.
In this ever-growing market of wireless earbuds, a lot of companies have launched their iterations. Apple’s AirPods still remain the dominant figure in the market with an almost 85% market share in the truly wireless earbuds industry. Following Apple’s footsteps, a lot of big companies like Samsung and recently, Sony released their versions of the truly wireless earbuds and prolific headphone makers like B&O have also entered the premium earbuds market. A report by Gartner revealed that the sales of truly wireless earbuds will hit the 150 million sales mark in 2017.
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Along with the earbuds, the company has also launched the SoundLink Micro. It is a Bluetooth speaker and is priced at Rs. 8990. Just like the SoundSport Free, the SounLink Micro will go on sale on the 7th of February via Amazon and Bose.com. The speaker will be available in Black, Midnight Blue and Bright Orange colours.
The SoundLink Micro weighs in at 290 grams and is also IPX7 rated for water resistance. and weighs just 290 grams. The SoundLink Micro has a custom transducer and miniature dual-passive radiators. Bose claims that the speaker is capable of delivering much more powerful sound than what you would expect from a system of this size.
The company also claims that the speaker has a battery life of 6 hours. Since the speaker is of a small size, there is an option of connecting two such speakers via the Bose SoundLink application. In the “Party Mode,” multiple SoundLink Micros or other SoundLink speakers via the Bose SoundLink application.