There is a growing trend in the mobile accessories industry and is not related to any new wireless connection or audio technology. Instead, it is taking advantage of the wave of health and sanitation-related accessories to address growing concerns about COVID-19 and other harmful microorganisms. It’s not surprising, then, that LG’s newest truly wireless TONE Free stereo headphones are coming with their own bacteria-killing UVnano case, but luckily, that’s not the only new thing it needs to show off.
The UVnano case is not that new. The LG TONE Free FN6, launched just a few months ago, was the first to employ ultraviolet light, specifically the UV-C spectrum, to kill germs while the buttons press inside. LG says that this treatment is able to eliminate 99.9% of the E. coli and S. aureus bacteria that may have adhered to the internal mesh of the buttons. Of course, it will not be enough to kill viruses like nCoV-SARS, also known as COVID-19.
The LG TONE Free FN7 receives a similar UVnano case, but with a smaller but important addition. This case now has LED lights that show not only the charge, but also the status of the UVnano. It usually takes less than a minute to disinfect the buttons, but now you don’t need to mentally control how long he’s been bathing in ultraviolet light.
That said, the real main feature of the TONE Free FN7 is something you can’t see. It now has active noise cancellation, thanks to three microphones on each of the buttons. Along with the Vortex Ribs design of the ear gels, LG promises that you will be able to disconnect from the world when you need and want.
In addition to these two new features, the LG TONE Free HBS-FN7 has the same good things as its predecessor FN6, such as Meridian Audio technology, a 7-hour battery without ANC (5 hours with ANC) and a 5-minute battery life. charge for 1 hour of play. LG says the headsets will go on sale in North America, Europe and Asia this quarter, but does not mention pricing details.