Just when you think Sony is gone strange and imaginative designs left in it, the company surprises you. Connecting to devices like SRS-WS1, she announced on Tuesday. It is a speaker around the neck that the company says it designed with remote workers in mind. The NB10 promises up to 20 hours of “optimized just for your ears” sound reproduction with drivers that are angled up, and will cost $ 150 when it comes out later this year.
As long as you listen to something at a relatively low volume, Sony says that “you don’t have to worry about distracting colleagues, roommates or family.” But let’s be real here, you carry a speaker on your shoulders. It’s the kind of energy that only a co-worker who insists on carrying them matches mechanical keyboard to work.
However, the SRS-NB10 is not just a speaker. You can also use it for voice and video calls. Thanks to two air-forming microphones and built-in voice processing technology, Sony claims that the NB10 will make it easier for people on the other side of the call to hear you. What’s more, the “open ear” design makes it so you can hear what’s going on around you.
The NB10 can connect to two Bluetooth-enabled devices at the same time, allowing you to switch between them as needed. If you have the courage to wear the NB10 to talk in the gym, they are also waterproof with IPX4 certification. And thanks to the USB-C charge, you can get an extra hour of playback after 10 minutes on the socket.
The SRS-NB10 will be available in two colors – gray-white and white – when it goes on sale in September.
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