Sony designs Float Run headphones for runners, cyclists

If you are a runner, chances are you have struggled with your earphones and headphones at least once in your runs. Sony’s innovation, the Float Run, is an off-ear headphones designed for function and convenience. 

The Float Run headphones focus on the cyclist’s posture and runner’s form, for a comfortable and stable experience without having to compromise sound quality. 

Sony’s new headphones offer functional features to runners, including a lightweight design with a flexible neckband that doesn’t slip when in motion. Whether you go for a quick jog or a record-breaking run, your music stays on you to keep you going. For cyclists, the pressure-free design that sits off of the ears eliminates the worry of sweat and chafing. It even positions nicely even with a bicycle helmet on. This product was well received by crowdfunding, which led to its official launch.

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For extended comfort, the Float Run headphones sit on the ears of the wearer and weigh only 33 grams. The design is also advantageous and safe for cyclists who ride on busy roads prone to accidents because the device does not completely block the ears.

Designed to be stable and secure, Float Run headphones stay in place no matter how fast the cyclist pedals or the runner moves. Tested on a wide range of head shapes and hairstyles, the headphones will stay with the wearer, due to the flexible neckband design. Additionally, Float Run headphones were tested with accessories including hats and sunglasses. Whatever is worn, the stabilizing neckband will keep them secure. 

Unique sound

The 16mm drivers and precise tuning combined with the off-ear style offer a more natural and wider sound so sound quality is not compromised. 

The Float Run headphones are designed to fill the user’s ears, but not cover them, so they can still be aware of their surroundings. The Float Run design allows music to naturally mix with ambient sound.

With a variety of controls built in, users can control playback and access their smartphones’ voice assistant without having to take it out of their pocket or bag. When their activity is over and it’s time to get to work, the Float Run headphones have a high-quality built-in microphone to make them just as ideal for productivity tasks. Float Run headphones conveniently charge using USB-C. Additionally, the headphones include a carrying pouch to keep the supplied charging cable and headphones together and protected. 

Sony Float Run will retail for P7,999 at select Sony Authorized Dealers nationwide starting April 7, 2023. 

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