In addition to making smartphones and tablets, LG sells mobile accessories like Bluetooth headphones. Today the company introduced its latest Bluetooth wares, and they’re a pretty interesting pair of products.
The LG Tone Studio is a Bluetooth speaker that you wear around your neck. The unit has four speakers, two full range on the top and two vibrating speakers on the bottom, that LG touts will “give a personal surround sound experience.”
Also included with the Tone Studio is a Hi-Fi DAC (digital to analog converter) that LG says will help to more accurately recreate audio content, as well as a Dual Play feature that’ll link up two LG Tone Studios so that you can share your music with a buddy.
Announced today alongside the LG Tone Studio is the LG Tone Free. This device includes two totally wireless earbuds as well as a neckband that can give you a place to store the ‘buds when not in use. The neckband can charge the earbuds, too, and give you vibration alerts for incoming calls and texts.
LG isn’t saying when the Tone Studio or Tone Free will be released or how much they’ll cost when they do. The two devices will be at CES next month, though, so perhaps we’ll learn more about their availability then.
The LG Tone Free isn’t a huge surprise from LG, as the company has made wired earbuds that connect with a neckband before. What’s interesting about today’s announcement is the LG Tone Studio. Sure, it could make for a nice personal listening experience without requiring you to cover up your ears, but using the Tone Studio in public seems like it could become a nuisance to those around you. Maybe if the volume is low enough, it wouldn’t bother the people nearby? We’ll just have to wait and see.