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LG shows off new Bluetooth ‘neckband’ headsets ahead of CES

LG has unveiled a pair of intriguing new Bluetooth headsets that hook around your neck.

The LG HBS-910 and LG HBS-900 aren’t your average Bluetooth headsets. Rather than sitting uncomfortably and conspicuously on your ear, they hook around your neck like a gaudy necklace.

We can see the logic, though. This way you don’t have a piece of plastic hanging off you at all times, and the (dual) mic is positioned nearer your mouth.

It’s hard to extract all of the details from the press release, which is in Korean, but it seems those mics are able to cancel out noise for improved call quality.

As SlashGear points out, related images seem to suggest that you would pull out earbuds from each end of the horseshoe-shaped device when you wanted to listen to music or take calls. Again, details are rather light.

Related: CES 2016: what to expect

There’s also a “Find Phone” feature that activates a sound on your phone if you happen to misplace it.

The LG HBS-910 and LG HBS-900 will be on display at CES 2016 early next month, and LG will launch them in Korea, Europe, Latin America, Asia and other global markets this coming February.

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