Device offers good sleep

GADGETS are designed to keep people captivated when we are awake. Incidentally, technology hasn’t really bothered much about putting us to sleep, has it? Perhaps good earphones help in lulling you to sleep with some good tunes playing in your ear, but that’s pretty much it. Nevertheless, course correction could be on the way.
The Bose Sleepbuds, as the name might already suggest, is designed to help you fall asleep, and in a way, sleep better too. These earbuds are priced at US $273.
Bose is known for its noise-cancelling headphones, but the Sleepbuds take a different twist – they’re designed to entirely block out noise. Instead of noise-cancelling, think snore-cancelling and just-about-anything-else-cancelling, with the sole purpose of helping you get to sleep and stay asleep. Bose’ QuietComfort cans use ‘active noise-cancelling technology’ to intercept and mute ambient sound, from the low hum inside an aircraft cabin to the background murmur of an office, the tiny Sleepbuds work more like earplugs.
The 10 sleep tracks run a predictable gamut of soothing sounds from gentle rain to rivers, waterfalls and ocean waves, with one odd exception: a track of airplane cabin noise (the engines, not screaming kids and meal-service clatter), which struck me as mildly ironic considering this is precisely what the QuietComfort headphones are intended to stop you from hearing.
At 1cm wide and weighing just 1.4 grams, they’re small enough and light enough to let you sleep on your side, and with a little experimentation you can find the right track – and the right volume setting – to suit your taste or even to suit the soundscape of the outside world. As to the sleep tracks, they relax users. The Sleepbuds cancel the background noise effectively.
.The Sleepbuds last 16 hours of continuous use on a single charge, as per Bose’s estimates. The charging case on its part adds more, whether it be for juicing it up or fully charging completely discharged batteries. In our estimates, the Bose Sleepbuds still retain 45% charge after an 8-hour sleep cycle—nevertheless, you may still need to recharge this the next day, to ensure it doesn’t discharge completely at some point during the night.

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