Bose FRAMES AR sunglasses with open-ear design, 9-axis head motion announced


Bose has announced Frames which is a combination of premium sunglasses and protection and it also brings micro-acoustics and voice control to an entirely new level. Thanks to the proprietary open-ear design, Frames can stream music and information, take and make calls, and access virtual assistants.

It can keep playlists, entertainment, and conversations private. The Bose Frames come in two timeless styles; square and angled, or round and slightly smaller. Both block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays and feature uniformly tinted lenses and distinct accents including gold-plated steel hinges and charging pins. They’re scratch and shatter resistant, and weigh just 45 grams.


Bose Frames function like truly wireless headphones and a minuscule, wafer-thin acoustic package is set seamlessly in each arm’s interior to produce discreet sound for the user. It comes with an ultra-small microphone and multi-function button on the right temple for power and pairing, Siri and Google Assistant, calls and commands, or to pause and skip songs. The Bose Connect app provides additional features.

Bose Frames are Bose AR compatible. Unlike other augmented reality glasses and platforms, Bose AR doesn’t change what you see or use a lens or phone camera to superimpose objects in your sightline. Instead, it knows where you are and what you’re facing using a 9-axis head motion sensor and uses GPS from your iOS or Android device and automatically adds a layer of audio. Bose Frames use a lithium battery that connects to an included pogo-pin cable for charging.

The Bose Frames come in Matte Black and two universal styles — the larger (Alto) and smaller (Rondo). Both will be available in the U.S. from January 2019 at Bose stores and and will be available later from select resellers. It is priced at $199 (Rs. 14,037 approx.).

Mehul Trivedi, director of Bose Frames said:

Bose Frames are both revolutionary and practical. They look and act like classic sunglasses — until you turn them on. And then you’re connected to your phone, contacts, the web, and all its audible content, just like headphones. There’s nothing else like them — they’re a breakthrough you have to see, wear, and hear to believe.