Bose has just created a wearable speaker that works like a pair of headphones

Bose has just created a wearable speaker that works like a pair of headphones


Text: Janice Sim

Meet the gadget that you can wear on your shoulders

When most people think of speakers, we imagine loud music filling up an entire room. After all, that's only expected of it. But not this particular invention from Bose. You see, despite the Bose SoundWear Companion's form as a speaker; its real function is in fact, a pair of headphones.

How does it work? For starters, the speaker is designed as a wireless, flexible neck band, which rests comfortably on your shoulders. Tapping onto this unique feature, it implements the smart use of sound waves alongside Bose's digital signal processing to deliver deep, rich sound straight to your ears.

Bose Soundwear Companion

The result of this produces an invisible sound bubble — which means anyone who is outside those parameters can't actually hear what you're listening to. This is where the discretion of a pair of headphones comes in. While you won't have to put anything in or over your ears, you can enjoy fluid listening with this lightweight companion without disrupting the entire office with the sounds of heavy metal.

Bose Soundwear Companion

The sound of a phone call will come through the speaker, or if you prefer, you can also set it to vibrate instead. There are buttons on the speaker to let you answer and end a call. The comfy neck pal also boasts an advanced microphone system, that cleverly filters out wind and background noise. Granted, you will be able to hear and be heard crystal clear during your phone conversations. 

It's hard to put a label on what the Bose Soundwear Companion exactly is. But one thing's for sure, we'll simply enjoy the cushy benefits of this novelty gadget. 

Now available at authorised Bose dealers.