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Have you ever wished for the hands-free convenience of headphones with the audio freedom of a wireless speaker?
If your answer is yes, then the Bose Soundwear Companion Wireless Wearable Speaker is for you. This new-fangled personal speaker system is on sale right now for just $149 on Amazon— 50 percent off its list price— the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Usually going for $299, this wearable speaker is positioned as a speaker/headphone hybrid—with the audio quality and design Bose is famous for. Here’s how it works: Once you place it around your neck and sync it to a smartphone, laptop, or TV via Bluetooth, the sound is projected toward your ears. This way, you can have a hands-free experience while also having the awareness of anything in the background that might need your attention.
The people around you can’t hear anything coming out of the speaker (unless it’s on maximum volume) even if they’re just a couple of feet away.
This game-changing speaker system is ideal if you work in an office and need to hear your co-workers, or if you’re watching TV in a busy home and you want to be aware of your surroundings. Its also great for phone calls—you can take a call without anyone around you hearing the person on the other end.
Shop it: $149 (was $299), amazon.com
Do you need a second opinion?
“I originally bought this to support my audiobook habit,” wrote a satisfied five-star Amazon reviewer. “I have a nice pair of wireless headphones, but I can’t hear what’s going on around me, leading to constant “what? Can you repeat that?” exchanges with my family. The Soundwear has been perfect - I can hear the kids but they can’t hear my book unless they’re very close. What I didn’t expect was the sound quality to be so good on calls. I now take almost all my calls on the device, freeing my hands to type during meetings or multitask around the house. This has been my favorite tech purchase in several years.”
Shop it: Bose Soundwear Companion Speaker, $149 (was $299), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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