Embedded with built-in speakers, these futuristic Bose Frames rock — and they're $30 off right now

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Sun and sound: Bose Frames feature built-in wireless headphones. (Photo: Bose)
Sun and sound: Bose Frames feature built-in wireless headphones. (Photo: Bose)

Have fun in the sun and get high-quality audio in one fell swoop with these genius Bose Frames, on sale for $170, a sweet $30 off at HSN. 

The Wayfarer-inspired “Alto” glasses are available in two sizes — S/M and M/L — and feature micro-acoustics and voice control to deliver personal audio. This gives you the ability to stream music, make calls and use a virtual assistant while maintaining privacy. Prepare to be too cool for school.

To sweeten the deal, the retailer is offering free shipping and FlexPay options (with zero interest) so you can pay over time. And if you're new to HSN, use code HSN2021 at checkout for an extra $20 off!

How do they work?

Each of the two arms has a wafer-thin acoustic package set within the interior to produce discreet yet powerful sound that only you can hear. These sunglasses have a Bluetooth range of up to 30 feet, while the top-right temple of this pair features a microphone for voice control (Bose Frames work with Siri and Google Assistant. Sorry, no Alexa here) and a multi-function button for pairing and touch controls.

“They deliver surprisingly decent sound using embedded micro speakers,” shared a five-star HSN shopper. “While the arms are slightly bulky, the sunglasses don't feel heavy on your head. Using sunglasses to make calls works well.”

Bose Frames
They sound great and look even better. (Photo: Bose)

While they don’t change what you see, Bose Frames boast an audio augmented reality component. It works by using a nine-axis head motion sensor and the GPS from your smartphone to add a layer of audio connected to where you’re located. So if you swear by Google Maps, these shades will help guide the way.

And no, all these great features don’t mean unnecessary bulk or weight. In fact, they’re pretty lightweight at a mere 45 grams (about 1.5 ounces), considering all the fancy technology packed within.

These sunglasses just might be the best Father’s Day gift for that dad in your life. “He loves that he doesn't have to use speaker phone or that nerdy earpiece,” wrote a generous gift-giver. “They did not disappoint. The sound quality is amazing and the lenses themselves are so well made. They are scratch-resistant and look very stylish and clear. The case is an added bonus.”

They block up to 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays and are crafted with premium accents like gold-plated hinges and shatter and scratch-resistant lenses. Lithium batteries charge with a pogo-pin cable (included), and deliver up to 3.5 hours of playtime and up to 12 on standby.

The Bose Frames come with a hard case, a charging cable, a microfiber cloth bag and a quick-start guide.

Take it from this delivery driver, who uses them for work and compares them to Apple: "The sound is the same as my iPhone AirPods...I can't work without them."

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