An FCC filing reveals photos of a radically new design that may enchantment to those that don’t just like the tight match of an in-ear bud after they’re figuring out.
Not like the Bose Sport, the brand new earphones have a design that’s clearly not meant to sit down within the ear. As a substitute, it’s fully open, with a plastic hook that rests the buds in opposition to the ear’s opening. This could not solely enchantment to those that don’t like the sensation of one thing plugged into their ear canal figuring out, but additionally runners cautious of conventional earphones blocking out noise too successfully, leaving them unaware of their environment.
There’s a bodily button on the pictured earbud, although this doesn’t imply there received’t be some form of contact controls as properly. The corporate’s QuietComfort Earbuds let you management the quantity by tapping the correct bud, for instance.
One attention-grabbing factor is the charger, which seems to be like a conventional cradle, reasonably than an AirPods type carry case.
Helpfully, we don’t have to take a position concerning the identify. Not solely is “Sport Open Earbuds” talked about quite a lot of occasions within the textual content, however it appears to be extra than simply an inside codename – it’s truly current on the underside of the charger:
Footage and model names don’t inform us an entire lot, in fact, and whereas the design actually isn’t disagreeable, we’ll want to listen to them in motion earlier than passing judgement. And it’s not nearly sound high quality: sports activities earbuds want a excessive sweat resistance ranking and lengthy battery life to be our go-to set on the transfer. And that’s earlier than we even take into consideration the value.
Given Bose hasn’t formally introduced the Sport Open Earbuds, it shouldn’t be stunning that there’s no launch date hooked up. That stated, in the event that they’re already with the FCC it wouldn’t be stunning if an announcement wasn’t too far-off. Watch this house.