LG’s new TONE free wireless earphones can self-sanitize

LG is taking sanitisation quite seriously, which is why its latest pair of truly wireless earbuds come with a built-in UV disinfectant. The latest TONE Free TWS earbuds, with model numbers HBS-FN4 and HBS-FN6, are equipped with an industry-first self-sanitising charging case.

LG is taking sanitisation quite seriously, which is why its latest pair of truly wireless earbuds come with a built-in UV disinfectant. The latest TONE Free TWS earbuds, with model numbers HBS-FN4 and HBS-FN6, are equipped with an industry-first self-sanitising charging case. This method self-cleans the earphones when not in use, and is claimed to eliminate common germs and bacteria on the ear tips and inner mesh of the earphones. This should theoretically reduce the chance of ear infection, and also make it a bit safer and more hygienic for multiple users to use the same earphones.

 The charging case uses the company`s UVnano technology to cleanse the earbuds of any bacteria and other pathogens while charging them. The LG TONE Free TWS earbuds are also an upgrade over the predecessor with a new design and features.

The key feature present on both new LG Tone Free models is technology from Meridian Audio, a British manufacturer and developer of high-end audio equipment including speakers and home theatre devices. The true wireless earphones come with Headphone Spatial Processing, which is said to create a soundstage that simulates the listening experience of a loudspeaker on the earphones.

The earphones feature an in-canal fit for better passive noise isolation, and there is also an ambient sound mode to allow users to hear their surroundings by activating the microphones for hear-through.

Both earphones are IPX4-rated for water resistance, and allow access to Google Assistant when used with Android devices. There are touch controls that let users control playback and volume directly on the earphones. Battery life is claimed to up to six hours on the earphones, with an additional two charges from the case, and the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs are supported.

There’s no word on when or if these earphones will launch in India, as the true wireless segment in India is already quite competitive. The premium true wireless segment recently got a boost with the entry of Sony, which has brought the WF-XB700 and WF-SP800N true wireless earphones priced at Rs. 9,990 and 18,990 respectively.


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