BOSE SLEEPBUDS US$249 ($318), bose.com
T3’ s being terrorised by a magpie. Every morning around 5am the squawking begins and it doesn’t let up until we throw open a window and squawk back. You might be dealing with a rogue maggie too, or perhaps your partner just snores. Whatever sounds keep you from uninterrupted sleep, Bose wants to solve the problem with its noisemasking Sleepbuds.
These rechargeable buds have built-in flash memory containing pre-loaded soothing sounds, designed to mask external noises but to fade from attention so as not to distract you from sleep. You can set an alarm (via the Bose Sleep app) to play through the Sleepbuds, ensuring you don’t wake your partner, while StayHear+Sleep Tips promise to stay in and comfortable the whole night. T3 SAYS: With proper sleep a real problem for many, Bose’s innovative Sleepbuds could transform lives. TECH-O-METER COOLNESS INNOVATION FEATURES