If you live in one of the new buildings, you like nobody else know what thin walls and lack of any kind of sound insulation. Bad acoustics, knocking, screaming, noise, roosters, trains, the continuation of the family – all this gets into a dream and destroys it. If I could give up sleep, I would have long ago abandoned this ungrateful pastime.
In the US, the problem of lack of sleep costs the economy 411 billion dollars a year. Lack of sleep makes you “boiled” and unable to work normally. So Bose wants to solve this problem. The company presents SleepBuds, headphones that will help people sleep.
Wireless headphones are the result of the recent acquisition of Bose, the startup Hush, which develops “smart inserts.” New headphones will sit comfortably in your ears even if a person sleeps on his side. According to those who have already met with them, Sleepbuds are surprisingly convenient, they are difficult to lose. Silicone earbuds block ambient noise. Active noise cancellation is not present, but there are built in sound patterns like noise of a waterfall and rustling of leaves which muffle the rest. Headphones stand 249 dollars.
What is remarkable, the company decided not to add streaming audio, the files will be stored locally. There are ten preset sounds with the ability to add new ones. The battery holds about 16 hours in active operation and another 16 hours can be added by recharging from the box.
Of course, the device is controversial. If you like to fall asleep to music or streams, you're out of luck. And since there is no active noise cancellation on board, in a long flight they are unlikely to help either. The only option is white noise. Apparently, many people find it soothing.