Embedding wireless headphones into a pair of sunglasses without bone conduction sounds like a fantastic idea. Too bad the Bose Frames offer basically no bass and are easily overpowered by environmental noise. Upcoming gesture-based interaction and audio AR could make the Frames more helpful, but those features aren’t live yet. For now, you’re better off waiting on an updated model or till the promised features launch.
- Convenient hands-free wireless audio
- Can take phone calls
- Helpful Siri or Google Assistant integration
- No bass whatsoever
- Not loud enough
- Mediocre battery life
- AR and gesture navigation not yet live
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- Critic Reviews (10)
- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsGizmodo80I Was Ready to Dunk on the Bose Frames... But I Actually Like Them?If I had a spare $200 lying around, I wouldn’t feel too guilty about spending them on a pair of these.PC Mag70Bose Frames reviewThe Bose Frames sunglasses hold promise for an AR-capable future, but until then, they simply double as pretty good headphones.CNET80Audio sunglasses that sound surprisingly goodWhile the audio AR features are still in the works, the Bose Frames managed to produce decent enough audio to make them a compelling wearable audio device that can take the place of headphones.Tom's Guide80Headphones ReinventedMore than meets the eye, Bose Frames are sunglasses that act as excellent headphones.Tech Advisor80Bose Frames reviewIf you're looking for sunglasses that'll prove a talking point this summer, then Bose's alternative to headphones will surprise you with their decent audio and smart connectivity.They also look pretty darn stylish.Time80We Tried the New Bose Sunglasses With Built-In SpeakersIf you’re in the market for sunglasses, and are willing to drop two hundred bucks on a pair, Bose Frames are a solid option for every fashion forward futurist.TechHive80Made in the shadesMulti-functional sunglasses with hidden speaker smarts, the entertaining Bose Frames will grab you first with their sly private music playing and call handling. But they promise to broaden your smile later with custom adventures, gaming, and coaching sessions using audio-augmented reality.Popular Mechanics90The Bose Augmented-Reality Sunglasses Are AwesomeAnd now, with the Frames, I’m done testing, but I still keep them with me. I’m just so excited to show them to everybody I can. Everybody’s wowed by them. This is, hands down, the best product I’ve tried out for Popular Mechanics, one of the best products of the last five years. There has not been a soul who has put them on their ears who hasn’t gone, “Oh man!”Stuff80Bose Frames reviewThey might sound gimmicky, but the Frames really work, and could be a big hit on the beach this summer.Tech Guide90Bose Frames reviewThe Bose Frames are more than just a novelty product, they offer a quality audio experience that is housed in a pair of cool looking sunglasses so you can hear your favourite content anywhere.