In the category of wacky gadgets, but innovative to say the least, the Bose Frames Alto sunglasses certainly have a good place in the rankings. They are indeed equipped with mini speakers designed to send sound to the ears without having to bring headphones. If you like this kind of unusual device, know that they are currently in reduction at Fnac from 229 to 149 euros.
Bose gives a little taste of the glasses of the future with its Frames Alto pair. Under its air of simple sunglasses hides in reality a real integrated sound system to make you enjoy all your musical content, or other, simply by placing them on your nose. We can find them now with 80 euros reduction.
What are Bose Frames Alto glasses?
- Real sunglasses with 99% of UVA and UVB filtered
- Miniature speakers with Bose sound in your ears
- An invisible microphone to take calls
Bose Frames Alto sunglasses are available today at 149 euros at Fnac instead of the usual 229 euros, or 35% immediate discount.
Everything you need to know about Bose Frames Alto glasses 👇
At first glance, there is nothing that differentiates the Bose Frames Alto from an ordinary pair of sunglasses. However, in their classic angular shape and their imposing glasses, we can guess that a rather particular device is present there given the width of the rods. Bose being known for its sound equipment, it is obviously this kind of electronic component that it is.
Indeed, miniature speakers are located right at ear level. In addition, with only 45 grams on the scale, the additional weight of the device is hardly felt and the glasses are comfortable to wear over time. It should also be noted that Bose glasses are equipped with filtering lenses for 99% of UVA and UVB rays, which is enough to be protected during long walks on the beach or in the mountains.
Connected via Bluetooth to your phone, computer or any connected device, the glasses deliver sound certified by the Bose signature with deep bass. We are certainly not at the level of good headphones, but the quality is still required and it has its small effect. We will still advise you to set the volume to minimum in order to be as discreet as possible, because the noise is quite resounding if the sound is too high.
The glasses are also equipped with a microphone in order to make or answer calls, just remember to be sheltered from the wind and ambient noise if you want to enjoy them as much as possible. You can also pair your glasses with the Bose Connect app to easily control all the possibilities offered by the device. This will allow you to download new functions, such as recently the addition of the Push-Turn command, which allows you to change the volume without having to take the phone out of your pocket.
The glasses are also supplied with a USB cable charging module. The autonomy announced by Bose is 3.5 hours in continuous listening and it takes about 2 hours to fully charge the glasses. Last attention from the brand, a dedicated carrying case is provided directly in the box!
Our buying guide
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