To date, the development of enhanced reality experiences has focused entirely on supplementing real images with new visual information. But what about the prospect of delivering this information to our ears instead of our eyes?
Enter Bose frames, a pair of $ 200 smart sunglasses with built-in wireless earphones, which the company says will provide access to the world's first enhanced reality platform, Bose AR.
Unlike Google Glass, there is no view or camera to be seen here. Rammer uses a 9-axis head motion sensor and GPS from the smartphone to find out where you are and in what direction you are looking at. From there, the frames provide an informative soundtrack to what attracts your peepers.
In a press release, the German sound experts Rammer says "Automatically add a team of sound, connect this place and time to endless opportunities for travel, learning, entertainment, games and much more. It's easily accessible with easy listening ̵
Bose AR experiences are coming soon and will be shared on SXSW 2019, which takes place in Austin, Texas in March.
When it comes to the most important audio experiences, Bose says that the small acoustic package is contained in the brill's arm, rather than through several ear plugs or a connected device. This will indicate that the frames use motion technology to provide personal sound, but we have contacted Bose for confirmation.
There is also a microphone and a multifunction button (below) to enable voice controls for streaming music or access to Google Assistant and Siri. They will provide 3.5 hours of playback from the lithium battery.
Regulations for the frames begin in January, with the glasses available in the spring.
"Bose Rammer is both revolutionary and practical," says Mehul Trivedi, director of Bose Frames. "They look and work like classic sunglasses – until you hit them. And then you're connected to the phone, contacts, the Internet and all audible content, just like headphones. There is nothing else like them – they are a breakthrough you must see, keep on hearing, and believe. "
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