There are times when neither headphones or in-ear earbuds are right for the job. For example; you are with a group of people and each of you prefer listening to your own music, but at the same time you’ll have to interact with one another occasionally. Bose SoundWear Companion speaker is such a device that seems to tick all the boxes and it has now arrived in Hong Hong.
Worn on the shoulder, the wireless speaker is designed for users who want to enjoy excellent sound while still being aware of the environment. The two custom, upward-facing drivers plus the two 11-inch waveguides provide powerful and clear sound to the user while minimising the sound for others. The neckband of the device is bendable, made with bend-and-stay steel wire encased in silicone, and at 250 g it fits comfortably on the shoulders even for long periods of time.
The sweat and weather resistant speaker can be paired with smartphones via Bluetooth. The user is notified with incoming calls by sound and/or vibration. Battery life is up to 12 hours, with a quick charge of 15 minutes to extend it for 2.5 hours. It comes with a static free black cover, and covers in Heather Grey, Midnight Blue and Dark Plum can be purchased separately.