We have seen a steady rise in companies making truly wireless earbuds and the latest smartphone manufacturer to join the league is LG with the Tone+ Free. The new Tone+ Free is a pair of truly wireless earbuds and has Meridian Audio tuning along with a noise cancellation microphone. The LG Tone+ Free earbuds sport a similar design to the Sony WF-1000XM3. Like most other wireless earbuds, these too have a charging unit built into the earbuds case. One cool feature is that the case also has a built-in UV light that disinfects these earbuds.
LG hasthese earbuds in South Korea for KRW 259,999 (approximately Rs. 15,300) and the earbuds are available in Black and White colours. The LG Tone+ Free has a UVnano function where the case of the earbuds has a UV LED which reduces harmful germs. It has a primary microphone for calls and another one for noise-cancellation. The company claims that it recognises voice and noise coming from each microphone and remove the noise. This offers clear audio to the callers.
The LG Tone+ Free is capable of fast charging andclaims that the earbuds will offer one hour of audio playback with just 5 minutes of charge. Once the earbuds are completely charged, they provide 6 hours of audio playback. These earbuds also have an IPX4 rating for water-resistance which means that these can be used while running and working out making them sweat-proof.
There are touchpads on both the earbuds and those can be used to play/ pause music. Holding down the touchpad summons the Google Assistant and the earbuds wait for a voice command. The LG Tone+ Free in black are set to go on sale on October 28, while the white variant will go on sale in November. LG has started pre-orders for black variants from October 1 till October 14.