The neck column is not new. Sony itself has produced a similar product; Available from Bose and JBL. The form factor is very unusual, but the most suitable for certain scenarios: ears are free, nothing squeezes, the music is of high quality and only for you.
The novelty has received an ergonomic design and is much more compact than competitors. The speakers are positioned so that you can clearly hear the music or voice during a conversation, even at a minimum volume, without distracting others.
The autonomy of the column is 20 hours with active music playback. 10 minutes on a charge will give you an hour of battery life.
The device is protected from sweat and splashes according to the IPX4 standard, that is, you do not need to jump into the pool with it, but it will definitely withstand the rain. The control keys are physical and spaced on different sides.
Sony SRS-NB10 will be on sale in the fall at a price of $ 150 (approximately 11,000 rubles). There are two colors to choose from: dark gray and light gray.