Sony has launched their brand new Bluetooth earphones, the Sony Ear Duo at MWC 2018 alongside the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. On first look, the earphones look quite bulky. This time, Sony seems to have focused more on innovation.
Called “open-ear” stereo headset, the Sony Ear Duo is being advertised for its “Dual Listening” capabilities. In layman terms, you can listen to music as well as listen to ambient sounds without any loss in quality. Along with this, the headset responds to head gestures allowing the user to answer or decline call by just nodding their head. The touch sensitive surface allows for tapping and scrolling through tracks and controlling the volume. Apart from this, there’s a feature called “Daily Assist” that recognizes time, location and activities to offer relevant Information.
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The Ear Duo has IPX2 rating thus making it splash proof. It is powered by Sony’s CXD5602 chip and supports multiple voice assistants like Google assistant or Siri. The quad microphone array allows you to easily set reminders, make calls and talk to your assistant by isolating your voice. The earphones will be rolling out to select markets starting Spring 2018. It will the available in two colours, Black and Gold and will be compatible with both Android and iOS. They will retail for $279.99.