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Sony launches new Float Run off-ear headphones for runners and athletes

By Liu Hongzuo - on 25 Jan 2023, 3:03pm

Sony launches new Float Run off-ear headphones for runners and athletes

Sony Float Run.

If you struggle with true wireless earbuds or over-ear headphones slipping off your ears and head during an intense workout (and breaking your rhythm), the new Sony Float Run might be the next upgrade for a better active lifestyle experience. 

Sony announced its new active lifestyle off-ear headphones today (25 January 2023) for the Singapore market, promising a novel, secure way towards high-quality music that respects the ergonomics of a mid-exercise athlete. 

It’s essentially a pair of true wireless earbuds, but with an off-ear design and a flexible “neckband” that accommodates a wide variety of hairstyles, head shapes, and other sporting accessories you might have on your head (sunglasses, running caps, etc.). 

Sony said that the Float Run’s unique appearance prevents pressure, stuffiness, and chafing. The buds sit on the wearer’s ears and weigh only 33g, while its stabilising neckband keeps the buds fixed in place. Its 16mm drivers on each side offer “no compromise” on sound quality, featuring an open-type chamber that eliminates echo from your body that occurs when you’re busy exerting yourself.

Because of its open-type chamber (that doesn’t fully seal your ears), users can already be ambient-aware of their surroundings for safety reasons.

Sony Float Run (deconstructed diagram).

Other workout-friendly features include IPX4 rating that resists sweat and mild rain, with up to 10 hours of battery life and one hour of playback with 10 minutes of quick-charging. It can also rely on your phone’s voice assistant for simple playback commands, so users don’t need to reach for their mobiles to control the Float Run as well.

Included with the Float Run is a USB-C charging cable, and a carrying pouch to hold both the cable and headset.

 

Pricing and availability

Sony Float Run launches in mid-February 2023 at S$199, inclusive of GST. It’s available at Sony’s online store and via its official retail channels (store locator, authorised dealers, Lazada, Shopee, iShopChangi, KrisShop). 

To promote it, Sony is also throwing in S$15 Decathlon e-vouchers with each purchase of Float Run – to get your voucher, Float Run customers need to register for online warranty after buying and their redemption voucher will arrive two weeks later, via email. Terms and conditions apply.

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