Noise launches its first smart eyewear!

Gadgets Technology

Noise, an Indian electronics and accessories company, has released its first smart eyewear, the Noise i1. The device, which costs ₹5,999, is similar to the Bose Frames that were released in December 2018. It will allow users to listen to music while concurrently taking phone calls.

The Noise i1 connects to phones using Bluetooth 5.1 to broadcast music. It also incorporates touch controls built into one of the frame’s stalks, which can be used to play or pause music, accept or reject phone calls, and activate the user’s phone’s voice assistant. Both Android and iOS devices are supported by the gadget.

The frames will also include swappable lenses, according to Noise, which might let users utilise prescription eye lenses instead of the standard sunglass setup that the Noise i1 comes with. On a single charge, the gadget can stream nine hours of music, and 15 minutes of charging provides it with two hours of listening time.

This is Noise’s first product launch under its newly formed innovation section, Noise Labs, which was launched on May 11th of this year. The latter is expected to aid the company’s entry into new product categories, one of which being smart frames.

Noise isn’t the first startup to create smart eyewear, to be sure. Bose, a company located in the United States, released Bose Frames in 2018, which are identical to the Noise i1. Several firms have since grown to sell these items. Snap, for example, debuted its augmented reality spectacles, Spectacles, which are currently available in India for Rs. 29,999 in their third edition.

Both Ray-Ban and Snap have camera-equipped eyewear that can be connected to social media networks to upload photographs that you see straight via the glasses. However, none of them currently provide a truly augmented reality experience. Meta Platforms, a social media business, and Apple, a technology company, are rumoured to be working on AR glasses but have yet to offer them to customers since they reportedly cost millions of dollars to develop.