Audio wearables developer Nuheara (ASX: NUH) has launched a new suite of smart personal hearing devices designed to “enhance and amplify human experiences”.
The company is debuting its IQbuds Boost and LiveIQ products this week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, United States.
IQbuds Boost is a new product that compliments the company’s existing wireless earbuds, IQbuds, which allow users to augment their hearing according to preferences, as well as connect hands free to voice-enabled smart devices like phones and tablets.
According to Nuheara, IQbuds Boost “provides deeper, more sophisticated levels of personalisation, customisation and amplification” than the original product. It will be available to consumers by April this year.
LiveIQ is a set of wireless earbuds which combines Nuheara’s hearing intelligence software with active noise cancellation technology.
The company hopes this product will open up a broader consumer market by being priced at under US$200, compared to the IQbuds which retail for around US$299.
“With an industry-first suite of intelligent hearing devices we can now appeal to a broader range of global customers, with varying hearing needs, supported by scaled price points,” Nuheara chief executive Justin Miller said.
LiveIQ is expected to be available for pre-order early this year with an expected delivery and availability in stores around the middle of the year.
Nuheara is also showcasing an upgraded version of its IQbuds device, which has been on the market for the past year. The upgraded version has an extended battery life and is now able to deliver up to 20 hours of on-the-go Bluetooth streaming and 40 hours of hearing processing.
Last month, the company received certification from regulatory bodies permitting IQbuds to be sold and used in several Asian countries, as well as Russia.
The product is already registered for sale and use in North America, Australia, and areas of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.