The wearable audio device TONE Studio from LG Electronics, first unveiled at CES 2017, will begin its worldwide rollout beginning this week in the Middle East to be followed by North American markets at the end of the month, Asia and Latin America in April and Europe in May.
As the latest interpretation of LG's around-the-neck headset design, the TONE Studio from LG is the wearable audio device to deliver 3D surround sound on the go.
The TONE Studio (model HBS-W120) is LG's latest incarnation of its TONE series of wireless around-the-neck audio products which to date have recorded sales of 20 million units since the series debuted in 2010. The concept of TONE Studio emerged after consumer researched showed a need for a personal listening device that didn't block outside sound when in use. In some markets, use of isolating earphones is illegal when engaged in certain activities such as driving or bicycling.
The four external speakers of TONE Studio deliver surround sound with the two full range main speakers below the wearer's ears and two more speakers underneath that vibrate against the wearer's collarbone. LG worked with audio specialists at DTS to maximize the sound quality of TONE Studio while the built-in Hi-Fi DAC recreates audio content to deliver sound that is close to the original source material. And with Dual Play, two TONE Studio users can connect to the same sound source to share in the fun.
LG did not provide pricing details for this product yet.