Sony’s Immersive Surround-Sound Wearable Speaker Is Coming To The U.S.A.

Nov 20, 2019

Category: Tech

If you’re a cinephile or music fanatic, a fully-featured home speaker system is one of the best ways to enjoy audio — but these setups can be cumbersome and expensive. On the other side of the coin, headphones — even the hi-fi variety — don’t offer the same immersion and can get uncomfortable after long periods of wear. Now, Sony is hoping to combine the best of the two without any of the drawbacks in their SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker.

Previously released in Japan, this wearable is completely wireless — relying upon an included transmitter to send an audio signal from your TV or receiver to the device itself. And while the built-in speakers that surround the user obviously help with the audio immersion, the device is also set up to vibrate in conjunction with the sound to help draw you even further into whatever it is you’re watching, listening to, or playing — yes, it’s compatible with video game systems. It also offers simple tactile charging, the transmitter can function with up to two devices at a time and — at $250 apiece — it’s a good deal more affordable than a full home theater system.

Purchase: $250

More From Tech

Tekto's Quintuple-Layered Mask Blocks 95% Of Particles

Packing replaceable multi-layered active carbon and electro-charged filters.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The 12 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Devices made for sharing your tunes anywhere and everywhere.

Posted By

Jul 15, 2020

Featured Image

Klipsch & McLaren’s Compact T5 II Sport Buds Are Sweatproof & Ready To Race

Delivering a well-balanced range of high output frequencies and low-end bass.

Posted By

Jul 15, 2020

Featured Image

Bivy’s ‘Stick’ Turns Any Smartphone Into An Off-Grid Satellite Communicator

Boasting two-way text communication wherever there's a visible sky.

Posted By

Jul 14, 2020

Featured Image

Play 36 Iconic Retro Video Games On Sega’s Astro City Mini Desktop Arcade

A 1/6 scale at-home version of the legendary '90s arcade cabinet.

Posted By

Jul 14, 2020

Featured Image

The 12 Best Headphones Under $100

A dozen quality choices for personal audio that won't break the bank.

Posted By

Jul 13, 2020