Bose have released the next generation of their sleeping aid with Sleepbuds II, now clinically proven to help people fall asleep faster.
“Bose Sleepbuds II use advancements in our proprietary noise masking technology because covering sound — not cancelling it — is a better solution for sleeping,” said Steve Romine, head of the Bose Health Division.
The buds are said to “quiet” noises such as snoring, idling engines, and nearby footsteps—all part of city living that is at times difficult or impossible to escape.
Bose partnered with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the UCHealth CARE Innovation Center to test the impact of Bose sleep technology and found that:
- 100% of participants confirmed Bose noise masking worked against the common disturbances that kept them up or woke them up
- 86% said the product helped them fall asleep easier
- 76% said it helped them stay asleep
- 80% reported an overall improvement in sleep quality
There are some improvements over the previous generation such as new anti-friction coating covers each enclosure to prevent “squeaking” against fabric, a new etched antenna for a more reliable phone and tablet connection using low-energy Bluetooth, a new NiMH (Nickel-metal Hydride) battery for around 10 hours of power, and the ability to store up to 10 files from the Sleep App’s library.
The noise-masking tracks are matched to a new transducer to “cover and replace” more unwanted sounds and a new pressure equalization design and soft silicone tips “block” more from entering your ear.
The free Bose Sleep App works in conjunction with the buds to deliver the right masking at the right time, recognising the state you are in to provide the correct audio input. 14 noise-masking tracks mirror the frequencies of night-time disruptions, hiding them under soothing layers of audio.
The new anodized aluminum charging case is improved and the Sleepbuds II are compatible with iOS and Android.
In an overcrowded world where our cities are getting denser, and at a time when stress and tension is at an all-time high, getting a good night’s sleep is almost a luxury.