NATIVE UNION Introduces New Wearable Speaker, Speakerphone And Handset

MONOCLE Allows Users to Enjoy Music and Calls in a Fresh New Way

Sep 16, 2013, 08:05 ET from NATIVE UNION

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NATIVE UNION, known for providing consumers with the best communication experience by bringing together form and function, is expanding its line of communication-enhancing products with MONOCLE, a speaker, speakerphone and handset that allows users to enjoy music and calls in an impossible-to-ignore way. MONOCLE can be used with laptops, smartphones and tablets to play music and take phone calls in a private or group setting.

"At NATIVE UNION, we strive to create lifestyle accessories with fun, unique designs and unexpected features," said John Brunner, managing director, NATIVE UNION. "We want consumers to view MONOCLE as a 24/7 companion to their device—wear it around their neck, listen to music on the go, use it for personal and group phone calls—because that's what it was designed for."

MONOCLE retails for $49.99 and is available in Coral Red, Mint Green, Marine Blue and Slate Grey. Black Copper and Black Metal special versions, inspired by traditional vinyl records and made from spun aluminum with a polished, grooved finish, are also available for $59.99. Features of all include:

  • Speaker – MONOCLE is a high-powered, wearable miniature speaker with optimal sound that allows users to listen to music at home or on the go
    • For a more impressive sound, users can create a daisy chain with up to 10 other MONOCLES
  • Speakerphone – A fresh way to answer calls hands-free, MONOCLE's microphone provides excellent clarity of voice and offers a smart way to take calls on the go
    • Conference calls can also be made by daisy-chaining multiple MONOCLES with a smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • Handset – MONOCLE can be attached to a bag with its quick-release loop, or worn around a user's neck with its ultra-resistant nylon reinforced cable, allowing them to take calls while easily navigating their device
    • Users can connect up to two MONOCLES to share a private call, perfect for noisy environments

MONOCLE is currently available on the NATIVE UNION website and will be launching at this month, with expanded retail availability in October to include Barneys and other leading design and fashion stores across the globe. To learn about NATIVE UNION's full suite of products, please visit

About Native Union:
NATIVE UNION designs, develops and manufactures premium devices and accessories for the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Aiming to provide customers with the best communication experience, their designs bring together form and function for people who blur the lines between work and play. NATIVE UNION is an internationally recognized creative and lifestyle brand with offices in San Francisco, London and Hong Kong. Their team is passionate about providing solutions focusing on style and ease of use. Visit for more information on the brand or join us on Facebook at or on Twitter @Native_Union