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LG Tone Free wireless earbuds with self-cleaning charging case launched

LG Tone Free wireless earbuds come with a self-cleaning charging case. The new LG wireless earbuds are also equipped with Meridian Audio technology.

LG Tone Free wireless earbuds.
LG Tone Free wireless earbuds. (LG)

LG has expanded its wireless audio segment with two new products. LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 and HBS-HN4 wireless earbuds come with Meridian Audio technology and a charging case that can clean itself.

The new LG wireless earbuds come in two colour options of matte black and glossy white. LG hasn’t revealed the prices of its wireless earbuds but it will go on sale in Europe and the US from next month. LG plans to expand global availability for the new Tone Free series soon.

LG ventured into the wireless audio segment last October with the Tone+ Free wireless earbuds. This pair too came with a self-cleaning charging case. In the new LG Tone Free series, the HBS-FN6 comes with the UVnano charging case that uses ultraviolet light to clean the earbuds.

“Utilizing built-in ultraviolet light, LG’s slim charging case keeps listeners’ ears cleaner by eliminating 99.9 percent of E. coli and S. aureus from the non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone ear gel and inner mesh,” LG explains in a release.

Other than this, the charging case is claimed to offer an hour of listening time from just five minutes of charge. The wireless earbuds both offer 6 hours of power which adds up to 18 hours with the charging case.

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The LG Tone Free wireless earbuds feature Meridian’s HSP (Headphone Spatial Processing) and customised EQ settings. The wireless earbuds don’t have ANC but LG says it blocks out most of the exterior noise. There’s an ambient sound mode as well for users to hear what’s happening around them.

The wireless earbuds also come with IPX4 rating for splash resistance. There’s support for voice command on both of the LG Tone Free models. Users can connect to Google Assistant or Siri with voice commands. Both earbuds also support touch controls for actions like play, pause, skip and volume control.