Soundcore, a sister company of Anker, has announced an all-new wearable device that combines audio and eyewear – Soundcore Frames.
While not an entirely new concept, most audio eyewear products stick to more classic or basic designs. This is what Soundcore aims to change by offering more stylish choices.
Soundcore Frames feature interchangeable frames that are available in a wide assortment of styles. There are initially 10 options available at launch but you can then purchase additional designs and styles by choosing different tinted sunglasses lenses. In addition, you can customize the eyewear with a prescription, and even blue-light filtering lenses.
When it comes to audio, Soundcore Frames will come equipped with the company’s OpenSurround system that utilizes two drivers in each arm of the frame, a custom DSP, and a listening port. The main speaker sits in front of the ear while another speaker behind amplifies the sound.
Apart from listening to music, Soundcore Frames can be used to take a call or used as a mic for video calls when it’s linked to a phone, tablet, or PC.
There are onboard physical controls too but Soundcore Frames can also be controlled via voice commands. Touch and swipe gestures are customizable so users can program their most used or most preferred features for volume and music controls.
The Soundcore Frames are capable of up to 5.5 hours of playback and offer fast charging tech. A 10-minute charge can supply up to 1.5 hours of playback.
Soundcore Frames are set to retail for $199.99 in the US and is expected to be available in November at Amazon. Additional frames will be released soon after for $49.99 and will be available through Soundcore’s website.