LG is adding to its range of around-the-neck TONE headsets today. The new, and oddly named, LG TONE FREE headphones feature the company’s dedication to the neckband style while allowing users to break free for a completely wireless experience:
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We are basically talking about wireless earbuds that ship with a neckband for both easy storage and charging. You’ll be able to get vibration notifications via the neckband, even while the buds are charging. LG has built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with a range of about 33-feet.
You can expect around three hours of use on a single charge or a little over seven with the buds docked in the neckband. LG says the wireless earbuds have a charging time of less than 2 hours. Fortunately, if you find yourself in a situation where the neckband might be a little too cumbersome, LG has a small cradle to charge the buds up as well. However, you will need to purchase that separately. The small cradle charger has more than enough room to store the earbuds themselves when not use, as well as a built-in 410 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery that will give you an extra “2 hours of charging time”.
The earbuds are equipped with small dual MEMS microphones allowing you to take calls and issue voice commands. LG says the mics are “built with enhanced sensitivity for clear – and uninterrupted – phone calls.”
The new LG TONE FREE wireless headset is available now at Best Buy for $199.99. And that extra charging cradle we mentioned above, that’s going to run you an extra $50 (currently out of stock). We can expect the new headset to become available later this spring at AT&T, Target and Verizon, according to LG. For comparison, while Samsung’s completely wireless earbuds have since come down to $150 or so, they initially released at around $200.
Starting today, misplaced or dead earbuds and tangled wires are a thing of the past with the new LG TONE FREE. These wireless earbuds come with a neckband for easy storage when you’re not listening to music or talking on the phone. And, the neckband doesn’t just store the earbuds, it also charges them all day, letting you listen to music longer and talk more using the LG TONE FREE. Plus, the neckband sends vibration alerts – even while charging – for incoming calls and text messages, making sure you don’t ever miss important conversations. And for those moments when a neckband isn’t convenient, the LG offers an optional charging cradle for even more power.
And, your phone calls won’t the be the only thing clear with the LG TONE FREE, these wireless earbuds feature balanced armature speakers that deliver high-resolution audio, rich bass and better treble when playing your favorite tunes.