Bose announced the availability of its innovative noise-masking sleepbuds™ – tiny, truly wireless ear buds that combine an ultra-comfortable design with soothing sounds to block, cover, and replace the most common noises that interfere with sleep. Bose sleepbuds are the smallest Bose product ever made and are packed with proprietary technology. They come with 10 pre-loaded “sleeptracks” that mirror the frequencies of snoring, neighbors, dogs, traffic, and more – hiding them beneath a layer of relaxing audio. They feature new patented ear tips for a snug, soft, barely-felt fit, and can run for up to 16 hours. And they solve a problem for millions of people that’s vexed a multi-billion dollar industry.
They are the first Bose product to use Bose noise-masking technology. They aren’t active noise cancelling headphones, they’re not in-ear headphones with an added feature, and they don’t stream music — because every last detail was optimized for one thing — better sleep, all night, every night. Noise-masking is a science – it’s more than ambient sound or white noise. You can’t achieve it by simply turning up the volume on calming songs. And depending on the situation, it’s more effective than active noise cancelling. During the day, QuietComfort headphones improve focus and productivity, or let you hear your playlists and calls clearly in loud places. But at night, you’re trying to shut down completely, and the world is naturally quieter – and when it’s quiet, even the slightest sound seems loud.
Bedside machines can’t cover it, earplugs can’t block it, and ear buds meant for sitting, standing, or moving can’t be worn for hours lying down – especially on your side. But Bose sleepbuds can.
Sleep deprivation is a growing, global epidemic that impacts our lives and our health. Bose produced these sleepbuds in response to feedback from customers, coworkers, friends, and family members and put together an incredible team of experts in noise management, acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronic miniaturization, wireless in-ear headphones, and neurology. They represent some of the top talent in their fields, and their work inspired our entire company. Because behind the staggering statistics are real people, and this product can be a game changer for many of them.
Bose sleepbuds are a sophisticated engineering feat. Each bud weighs just 1.4 grams, and measures just over 1 centimeter wide and high. On their exterior is a laser-etched antenna for reliable connectivity to a phone or tablet. Inside, there’s a rechargeable silver-zinc battery, a miniscule transducer, and a micro-circuit board with flash memory to store the pre-loaded noise-masking sound files. Both attach to a new noise-isolating StayHear+ Sleep tip – another line of defense that creates a physical barrier to unwanted sound. StayHear+ Sleep tips are included in three sizes. They’re soft, pliable, and virtually weightless. And their materials, shape and form were optimized specifically for rest, so they feel great and stay in all night, regardless of sleep position.
Bose sleepbuds use low-energy Bluetooth®, are iOS and Android compatible, and come with the Bose Sleep app that makes it easy to update, control, and select preferences. Users can set an alarm for the morning, choose the sleeptrack and volume that works best for their environment — and instantly hear gentle waves instead of a noisy partner, rustling leaves instead of the party next-door, smooth-turning wind turbines instead of busy city streets, and more. Bose sleepbuds come in a brushed aluminum charging case that provides up to 16 hours of battery life unplugged – perfect for travel and overnight stays. They have a high-gloss white finish and will retail for $249.