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Have fun in the sun and get high-quality audio in one fell swoop with Bose Frames, on sale for $200, or $30 off at HSN. To sweeten the deal, the retailer is even throwing in FlexPay options (with zero interest) if you don’t want to plunk down $200 at once, as well as a pair of Bose mirrored lenses (a $30 value) for free.
Available in two styles—the larger, Wayfarer-inspired “Alto” and smaller, more rounded “Rondo”—the glasses feature micro-acoustics and voice control to deliver personal audio. This gives you the ability to stream music, make calls and use a virtual assistant while maintaining privacy.
How do they work?
Each of the two arms has a wafer-thin acoustic package set within the interior to produce discreet yet powerful sound that only you can hear. These sunglasses have a Bluetooth range of up to 30 feet, while the top-right temple of this pair features a microphone for voice control (Bose Frames work with Siri and Google Assistant. Sorry, no Alexa here) and a multi-function button for pairing and touch controls.
Bose Frames “Alto”
While they don’t change what you see, Bose Frames also boast an audio augmented reality component. It works by using a nine-axis head motion sensor and the GPS from your smartphone to add a layer of audio connected to where you’re located. So if you swear by Google Maps, these shades will help guide the way.
And no, all these great features don’t mean unnecessary bulk or weight. In fact, they’re pretty lightweight at a mere 45 grams (about 1.5 ounces), considering all the fancy technology packed within.
Bose Frames “Rondo”
These sunglasses just might be the best Father’s Day gift for that dad in your life. “He loves that he doesn’t have to use speaker phone or that nerdy earpiece,” wrote a generous gift-giver. “They did not disappoint. The sound quality is amazing and the lenses themselves are so well made. They are scratch resistant and look very stylish and clear. The case is an added bonus.”
Both pairs of sunglasses block up to 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays and are crafted with premium accents like gold-plated hinges and shatter and scratch-resistant lenses. They use lithium batteries that charge with a pogo-pin cable (included), and deliver up to 3.5 hours of playtime and up to 12 on standby.
“They deliver surprisingly decent sound using embedded micro speakers,” shared another five-star HSN shopper. “While the arms are slightly bulky, the sunglasses don’t feel heavy on your head. Using sunglasses to make calls works well.”
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