Sony Xperia Ear Duo Hands-on Review : Looks whacky, but this hearable packs in some nice smarts

MWC 2018: Sony’s smart earbuds don’t look like your average wireless buds

The Sony Xperia Ear Duo is a hearable we’ve been talking about for a long time. In fact, our features editor Sophie first got a look at the concept almost two years ago. Until it became the Duo, we knew it as the Xperia Ear Open Style.

Now we have a name, a working version along with a $280 price tag and a May release date. The design is pretty much the same as when we last spied eyes on it earlier this year, and this time we got to spend a bit more time getting to know the features that turn these peculiar looking earbuds into smart ones.

These are buds that want to help you tune you into your music and the world around you at the same time. Plus, they delivers features like gesture controls, Sony’s own unique take on smart assistants along with easy access to Google Assistant and Siri.

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