LG Electronics Inc. has unveiled new products called the Tone+ Free earbuds in South Korea. These new wearables have a similarity to Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, but have a circular charging case like most recent Huawei FreeBuds. The earbuds come in black or white and are available for pre-order. LG has followed in the footsteps of Apple Inc., Sony, Google, and many others to announce its first pair of truly wireless earbuds. LG becomes the latest company to try to hang in a product category dominated by Apple with lower-priced alternatives.
The Tone+ Frees features touch-sensitive pads for media controls. They can also be used like Google Assistant, which can be managed with voice commands. The support puts them in close opponent with the Apple Airpods, which emphasize on Siri and the newly revealed Amazon Echo buds, which support Alexa. The company executives mention that it has opted for the ergonomic semi-open layout to assure a secure fit and to provide discomfort. It comes with assistance for speedy charging which offers users music playback time of minimum one hour with barely five minutes of charging. It also offers six hours of battery life when the earphones are fully charged.
The wireless earbuds include a unique feature. It consists of a UV light, which is designed to remove bacteria that might be living on the earbuds. These earbuds also feature a touch-sensitive surface which lets individual to calls, control music playback, and uses Google Assistant. It has a primary microphone for calls and another one for noise-cancellation. The company claims that it recognizes noise and voice arising from each microphone and eliminate the noise. This offers clear audio to the callers. Earbuds also come with an IPX4 water resistance rating. LG has launched these earbuds in South Korea for KRW 259,999 i.e. US$ 230.1 and the earbuds are available in Black and White colors.