in a world now overtaken by portable Bluetooth speakers, Native Union chose to take the lesser path with the introduction of the Native Union MONOCLE Wearable Speaker. actually, this shouldn’t come as a surprise as this trendy fashion gadget company has been doing so like, forever. the MONOCLE Wearable Speaker is more than just a speaker (albeit, being a mono one); it is a fashion statement that happens to be a speaker, a speakerphone and an extension of your smartphone as, well, a handset. its application is, however, not limited to smartphone, cos’ like any good speaker, it is also compatible with laptops, as well as tablets and it can of course, take calls in either private or group setting (aka conference call).

other features include 40mm driver for high-quality audio, full duplex enabled microphone for call clarity, ultra resistant nylon reinforced cord, an intuitive volume control wheel with knurled rubber texture for slip-free grip, and metal speaker grill for that extra touch of retro-ish class. the MONOCLE wearable speaker can also be daisy-chained with multiple MONOCLE for a bigger sound (for both conference calls and music playback), or paired two together to share a private call. available now in four hues: coral red, mint green, marine blue and slate grey for $49.99. there’s also a vinyl records-inspired duo, crafted from spun aluminum with polished grooved finish going for $59.99. a few more look after the break.

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