We all know by now that earphones, headphones, or earbuds are essential for working from home—you don't want to be that person whose audio is echoing or unclear every time they hit "unmute." But in case you're not quite satisfied with your usual headphones or earphones, here's another option that's made especially for the WFH life: Sony's SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker, which hit local stores on February 11.
LOOK: The Sony SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker
Where most personal audio devices are either positioned right by your ears or else blasting out loud, the SRS-NB10 is made to fit around your neck and sit comfortably on your shoulders—no bulky bands or pads on your ears and no wires tangling around your collarbone. They're especially designed to make working from home as convenient as possible.
You get a full-range speaker that directs the sound upwards and optimizes it for your ears alone. The hardware promises well-balanced sound, so you can always hear your coworkers clearly. If you’ve got family or housemates in the room with you, don't worry because the audio output will still be crisp and audible in your ears even while the speaker is set to a low volume—you won't be bothering anyone nearby.
And yup, it promises the same clarity on the mic, too. Instead of talking into an external microphone or a microphone attached to wired earphones, you can just talk the way you normally would. The neckband uses Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which minimizes feedback and echo, so your voice comes through clearly every time. You even get a mute button directly on the neckband, so you can mute your audio while in meetings immediately even if you’re moving around the house or switching between applications on your compiuter. There are also volume controls and play and pause buttons on the device, so you’ll have complete control of your audio even while multitasking.
Thanks to the neckband design, you can wear the speaker all day long without having to adjust its fit or plug it into a new audio source. Plus, it'll look a little more subtle on your frame compared to wired audio devices, so you'll appear more polished in your virtual meeting. Best of all, you get up to 20 hours of battery life so you should have no problem using the speaker the entire duration of your shift. And in case you’re ever rushing, you can get up to an hour of use with just 10 minutes of charging.
The SRS-NB10 speaker allows you to connect to two devices at the same time thanks to a feature called Multipoint Connection. That means you can be connected to your laptop and smartphone simultaneously, allowing you to seamlessly shift between devices—you can go straight from your meeting to that podcast you were listening to with no fuss. And thanks to the hands-free design, you can do all that while working on other tasks around the house like cleaning or preparing meals. Plus, you’ll still be able to hear what's going on around you so you won’t have to worry about not hearing the doorbell or your family members calling for you.
The Sony SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker is available at Sony Centre stores in Glorietta 2, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and Trinoma and at Egghead Audio Hub in Shangri-La Plaza.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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