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LG releases its TWS earbuds to the US market

The LG Tone Free TWS buds. (Source: LG)
The LG Tone Free TWS buds. (Source: LG)
LG has announced that its latest truly wireless (or TWS) earbuds are now available to buy in the United States. These Tone Free devices are tuned by Meridian Audio and have a unique UVnano charging case. It also adds up to 21 hours' worth of playback to the LG earbuds.

LG's newest form of TWS earbuds were originally launched in South Korea during October 2019. They were called the Tone+ Frees then; however, they have been rebranded to "Tone Free" for the US market. Nevertheless, they still offer the build quality (IP4X ingress-rating included), "multi-layer metal speakers" and Meridian Audio-enhanced sound from their initial launch.

These Tone Free buds are LG's first to have a charging case rather than a complementary neck-band holder, and are thus the OEM's answer to the Apple AirPods, Amazfit PowerBuds and Huawei FreeBuds of the world. However, they are most like the Sony WF-1000XM3s in terms of form-factor. Their case (which looks most like that of the FreeBuds 3) features UVnano technology, which treats the ear-tips with UV radiation to curb bacterial growth as they charge.

This case also offers up to 21 hours of Tone Free use, which support up to 6 hours of playback themselves. LG also claims that only 5 minutes of charging results in the addition of 1 hour of battery life. The LG Tone Free TWS earbuds are now available on for a price of US$199.99.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-11 (Update: 2020-01-11)