In this That Blind Tech Show Extra, Brian Fischler joins Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities studio and unveils the new Bose Frames.
The Frames are a True wireless headset built into sunglasses. The sound comes from the sunglass legs and do not obstruct your ambient sounds. This may be just the ticket for listening to GPS or information while you are navigating the outdoors. With complete control available with one button on the right side, you can pair, play, invoke Siri and much more, although the volume is controlled by your Bluetooth connected phone.
Brian uses the Bose Frames throughout the entire podcast while connected to the Zoom meeting I set up from Blind Abilities Headquarters. Other than the digital effect from Zoom, the Bose Frames sounded really clear and I was impressed.
At $199, the Bose Frames seem like a decent option for navigating and listening to information and with the upcoming AI feature from Bose, this form factor just may be a giant step into the future. Imagine looking at a building and having Blind Square tell you what business or location is there. Interesting times and this wearable seems to be just the right fit for the BVI community. Well, with 2 Frame options, Alto (large) and Rondo (small), there is something for everyone.