Today, LG announced the global roll-out of its new TONE Active Bluetooth headset. The headphones will go on sale in North American and South Korea beginning this month, with launches in the rest of the world scheduled for the third quarter of the year.
The TONE Active’s big selling point is its durability, as LG says that it is designed to suit an active life style, hence the name. The headset is water and sweat resistant, so you can wear it during your intense workout sessions. LG has also removed the annoying dangling chords usually associated with in-ear headphones, by allowing the earbuds to retract inside the frame.
To keep the headset completely wire free, the LG TONE Active is also powered by Bluetooth technology, so customers can pair it up to their smartphone to stream music. There is also a little microphone enclosed in the frame to make and take calls hands-free.
Pricing information and an exact launch date have not been given, but we’ll probably spot additional details when the headset hits the shelves in the next few days. The LG TONE Active will be available in lime, orange, blue and pink color options.
LG INTRODUCES THE PERFECT WORKOUT PARTNER WITH TONE ACTIVE
Durable and Rugged with Vibrant Colors, Wearable Bluetooth Headset Designed for Maximum Mobility
SEOUL, July 24, 2015 ― LG Electronics (LG) will begin the global rollout of the LG TONE Active, a new sporty Bluetooth headset in its award-winning TONE series. The LG TONE Active will go on sale starting this month in North America and Korea, to be followed by key markets in Europe, CIS, Asia and Latin America throughout the third quarter.
Perfect for both music listening and conversation and compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, the LG TONE Active is water and sweat resistant with earbuds that retract fully into the headset to eliminate tangled cords. Designed with durability in mind to support the most active lifestyles, the LG TONE Active with its contoured design fits snugly around the neck for a secure fit even when running or jogging.
Standout features of the LG TONE Active include:
- Water and Sweat Resistance ― Compatible for life’s toughest workouts to handle even the hottest conditions in the gym or out on the trail.
- Durable and Rugged ― Durable yet lightweight with a contoured, around-the-neck design.
- Retractable Earbuds ― Customized fit with two earbud sizes for a more secure and comfortable fit and a simple, effective solution for cord management
- Bluetooth Wireless Technology ― Hassle-free device connectivity, compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.
- Quad-Layer Speaker Technology™ and Digital MEMS Microphone ― Robust bass, crisp treble, less distortion on high frequencies and exceptional voice clarity for hassle-free conversations.
“Our designers saw an opportunity to expand on the LG TONE Series with a headset that will pair perfectly with people’s daily, active routines,” said Seo Young-jae, vice president in charge of Innovative Personal Devices at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our newest TONE Active isn’t just for exercising, they’re perfect for anyone who’s constantly on the move, whether at home, work or at the gym. TONE Active was designed to be the ultimate wireless solution to withstand any and all activities.”
The LG TONE Active comes in four colors: Lime, Orange, Blue and Pink. Details of price and availability will be announced locally at the time of launch.