LG's new sport headphones kill bacteria from your gross, sweaty ears

Woman wearing LG TONE Free Fit TF8 headphones
(Image credit: LG)

LG has launched a pair of sports headphones that clean themselves automatically while recharging in their case post-workout.

Even the best running headphones can be kind of disgusting when you think about it. Unless you opt for bone conduction headphones, you're going to wind up with all kinds of sweat and dirt on objects that you're pushing into your ears. It might not ever result in an ear infection, but it's still not a particularly pleasant thought.

That's where the LG TONE Free Fit TF8 come in. According to LG, the UVnano+ charging case kills 99.9% of bacterial on the soft parts of the earbuds in 10 minutes. 

LG TONE Free Fit TF8 headphones in case

(Image credit: LG)

The buds offer IPX7 water resistance, letting them shrug off sweat and rain, and have perforated silicone 'fins' on the edge to hold them in place while you're running while still allowing air circulation.

LG promises good audio quality as well, with virtual surround sound to immerse you in your favorite tunes while you're training hard. The TONE Free Fit TF8 also  offer active noise cancellation to block out distractions, with two microphones that detect ambient sound so it can be effectively masked. If you need to take a call or want to use your phone's virtual assistant, a third microphone picks up your voice.

The LG TONE Free Fit TF8 are available now for $199.99 direct from LG

Cat Ellis

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 15 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better), usually wearing at least two sports watches.