Want to keep the TNW Conference vibe going?? Tickets for TNW2022 are available now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on November 5, 2014

Samsung’s Gear Circle, a bizarre neck-worn stereo headphone, launches in the US

Samsung’s Gear Circle, a bizarre neck-worn stereo headphone, launches in the US
Natt Garun
Story by

Natt Garun

US Editor

Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She previously wrote for Digital Trends, Business Insider, and Gizmodo. Facebook | Twitter | Google+

Samsung has announced that its latest device, the Gear Circle, is now available in the US. The Gear Circle is a Bluetooth headphone that wraps around the back of the user’s neck to vibrate and alert them to calls and notifications.

samsung gear circle

The device has a reported battery life of nine hours of play time and 11 hours of talk time (so… somewhere in the middle, if you plan to use it for both activities). The Gear Circle supports S Voice for audio commands. When not being used as headphones, the user can snap the earpieces together to wear as a ‘smart necklace’ of sorts.

No details on price just yet, but the Gear Circle is currently available at T-Mobile stores, and will come to AT&T.com, Amazon.com, Samsung.com and Best Buy stores “later this month.”

Samsung’s sleek, Gear Circle for instant, hands-free communication coming to the U.S.