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Bose Reportedly Files Patent For Self-Cooling Headphones

By Natalie Daher

Photography via U.S. Patent Office

Audio company Bose could be developing earphones that stay cool during intense workouts, Digital Trends first reported.

Bose filed a patent application that includes an "elastomer," or rubber material, that would transition between temperatures based on the user's own body heat.

The rubber material proposed in the application diverges from the typical material used in Bose's in-ear products, Digital Trends notes.

Earlier this week, Apple received a patent for AirPod charging cases that could dually function as speakers. A filing doesn't necessarily mean the product will happen, but the self-cooling feature would be interesting and potentially differentiate Bose from its growing list of athlete-focused competitors, like Jaybird and Plantronics.

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