Bose announces new stereo AE2w Bluetooth headphones
The AE2w headphones deliver improved audio performance over conventional stereo wireless headphones using exclusive Bose technologies. Bose TriPort technology and proprietary active equalization create deep lows and more natural, lifelike sound when listening to music or watching video.
The AE2w Bluetooth headphones maintain the comfort and lightweight fit of Bose’s AE2 and AE2i headphones. They leverage the same durable design elements and soft cushion materials, and the detachable, battery-powered Bluetooth module on the left earcup weighs no more than the cable it replaces.
The AE2w headphones are optimized for use with an iPad, and are compatible with most mobile Bluetooth devices that support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). The user interface is intuitive and straightforward, making it easy to operate certain iPad functions directly from the headphones, with no disruption to listening or viewing.
Pairing is simple.A device connects wirelessly by pressing two buttons on the headphones’ Bluetooth module, and two sources can be connected simultaneously. So a user can seamlessly switch between videos or music on an iPad and taking calls on a smartphone via the headphones’ microphone.
The wireless signal works up to 30 feet from the device for an unplugged experience, and an integrated rechargeable battery provides at least seven hours of listening, or over 200 hours in standby mode. If the battery power runs out or there is no Bluetooth connectivity, an included audio cable replaces the detachable Bluetooth module.
The AE2w headphones charge via a USB cable, and LED and audio indicators provide power, battery life and connection status. When using an Apple iOS device, an iOS battery meter will display the battery level of the headphones on the source device itself. For added convenience, a fold-flat earcup design fits neatly into a custom travel bag for protected transport while on the go.
The new Bose AE2w Bluetooth headphones will be available from Bose in Black beginning May 7, 2013, for $249.95. They join the Bose AE2 and AE2i headphones, available for $149.95 and $179.95, respectively. All headphones are sold at authorized Bose dealers, Bose retail stores, online at Bose.com and toll-free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673).