If the myriad of night time noises are keeping you awake, then it is high time to get yourself a pair of earbuds (or earplugs if you will). Earbuds are a dime a dozen. From the cheapest that you can in hardware stores, normally use when working in constructions, to those that allows you to tune out the environment noise based on your preferences. It is right to say there is something for everyone. And then there is the Bose Noise-masking Sleepbuds.
You read that right. The keep-noise-out-when-you-needed-rest market must be rather lucrative that personal audio gear maker Bose felt it gotta have a slice of this somewhat specialized pie. But Bose Noise-masking Sleepbuds is no ordinary earplugs. It is highly sophisticated and it has battery in them too. It is no audio earbuds though. The primary aim is to cut out the environment sounds that may have been keeping your eyes wide open, but if just eliminating the noise isn’t enough to get into la la land, there are 10 preloaded soothing sounds to help you achieve that.
It, however, does not let you stream audio of your choice. You’d be expecting it to be able to do so, considering it commands a rather hefty $249.95 (or $249 on Amazon). Yes. It costs that much. Anywho, it comes with a magnetic case that lets you safety store and charges the earbuds when not in use. I must say the case lets you do so with quite some style. Like many of today’s gadgets, Bose Noise-masking Sleepbuds works with an app, allowing you to adjust the volume, set an alarm, select your preferred tune and how long to play the tune.
Additionally, the hardware also comes with Stay Hear+ Sleep tips in three sizes to suit different sound holes and the entire thing has a low profile, so it should work out just fine even if you are a side sleeper. 250 bucks is a lot to pay for what essentially is a pair of earplugs, but hey, you get what you pay for and it has the sound expertise of Bose to back it up. Whether or not if it is worth the dough, it really depends on how much you treasure your sleep and/or how much you are effected by night noises. I am not going to judge. It’s your sleep, your choice.
Source: Business Insider.