Within the race to construct higher and higher true wi-fi headphones, LG may need discovered a killer characteristic… a germ-killing characteristic that’s: The brand new LG Tone+ Free true wi-fi headphones have a UV mild constructed into the case that kills germs whereas the headphones are charging.
We’ve seen a lot of these options on different peripherals prior to now, notably within the smartphone class, however this is likely one of the first occasions it’s being constructed immediately right into a headphone’s case.
Now, admittedly, apart from that one distinctive characteristic the LG Tone+ Free is so much just like the umpteen different true wi-fi headphones which have come out in the previous couple of years – they final solely about six hours per cost however they’re fast charge-enabled, permitting you to get about an hour of playtime from 5 minutes on the charger. In addition they include Google Assistant built-in, which is a pleasant characteristic in case you plan on pairing it with one in every of LG’s flagship telephones just like the LG G7 ThinQ or LG V40 ThinQ.
Different options embrace an IPX4 score, making them sweat-resistant and ideal for exercises, and are available custom-tuned by Meridian Audio, LG’s new accomplice in audio.
The issue? You’re going to must be a resident of South Korea to get one. As of proper now, the Tone+ is a Korea-exclusive the place they’re slated to price 259,999 gained (round $215 / £175 / AU$320). That stated, with CES 2020 proper across the nook, there’s all the time an opportunity these germ-fighting exercise buds could possibly be heading our manner sooner slightly than later. Germs, watch your again.