If you hate wearing headphones, Sony may have the perfect – if not the craziest – solution. The Japanese tech company has announced the launch of its new SRS-NB10 speaker that users actually wear. Yes, you read that right. This clever device slams on your shoulders and blows music right into your ears.
If you are worried about how that might sound, Sony is confident that you will be impressed as it has packaged an upward angled full range speaker unit so that the sound is optimized for your ears only.
There is also decent bass and the tech company brags that it should sound good even at low volume.
In addition to playing your favorite playlists, the SRS-NB10 is designed to be connected to two devices at the same time, so you can easily switch from a music player to your laptop. That should mean your next Zoom call will be heard loud and clear. Another bonus is that the people on the other end of the line can hear you too, thanks to Precise Voice Pickup Technology.
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Two high-quality directional microphones (beamforming) are used in combination with advanced audio signal processing to minimize feedback and annoying echoes.
Of course, you wouldn’t want this portable speaker plugged into a wall, so Sony packed a battery pack that will last a whopping 20 hours.
It is also splash-proof according to IPX4. That doesn’t mean you can wear it in the shower, but it should be fine if it gets a little wet while washing up. And to make sure it stays comfortable, you can find it upholstered in fabric and there is a white or charcoal gray to suit your style.
If the whole concept of wearing a speaker around your neck doesn’t sound completely crazy, you can get the Sony SRS-NB10 for around € 150 (about £ 130) starting September 2021.