SONY XPERIA EAR DUO
These may not be the first cable-free Bluetooth headphones, but they’re certainly some of the most unusual. The Sony Xperia Ear Duo isn’t your typical Bluetooth earbuds since these retro earpieces promise to let in environmental sound while simultaneously playing music. When we tried the Xperia Ear Duo, we found it was akin to being in a room where background music was playing. We could make out the song clearly, but at the same time wasn’t isolated from the surrounding conversations. There’s remarkably little noise leakage, and even those standing next to you can’t hear what is playing. The result is entertainment without isolation, that makes the AI assistant support the icing on some seriously clever cake. The Sony Xperia Ear Duo is available in black or gold for R3,599.