Stay on target Each night, I stuff a pair of foam plugs into my ears in hopes of blocking out my snoring partner, our whining cat, and the rumbling street traffic.But these Bose noise-masking sleepbuds sound like a much better option.Small, sleek, and smart, the gadget works with an accompanying mobile app to lull you to sleep and wake you up.AdChoices广告Sounds have been designed to be soothing, while obscuring unwanted disturbances (via Bose)Their main feature is the noise-masking technology, which dampens night-time disturbances—snoring, loud neighbors—by replacing them with in-ear notes—ocean waves, a thunderstorm.Download the Bose Sleep app to personalize your experience: select a soothing sound, volume level, and duration; even set wake-up alarms. Students of yoga and meditation, meanwhile, can listen to particular tones engineered specifically for relaxation.StayHear+ Sleep tips are comfortable and secure (via Bose)“Through a partnership with Indiegogo, we’re currently working with a limited number of testers who are trying out our tiny, comfortable Bose noise-masking sleepbuds and will tell us what they think,” according to the company website.Yeah—I was excited, too. Until I realized the testing phase is completely sold out.Wake up without waking up your partner (via Bose)“The feedback we collect will go into making the final product even better for a wide release in 2018,” Bose promised. “By crowdsourcing real feedback from real people, who are living the problem, we’re working together to ensure we’re delivering on our promise.”Expected to sell for $249, the sleepbuds come with a travel/charging case, StayHear+ Sleep tips (in small, medium, or large), a wall charger and USB cable, and drawstring travel pouch.The case stores and protects your sleepbuds as well as charging them (via Bose)A rechargeable silver-zinc micro-battery, like those found in hearing aids, provides enough power for two nights of rest on a single charge; the included case boosts the buds for one additional use before you need to plug in.“I really believe that, with this solution to this really massive problem … we’re going to change millions of people’s lives,” Brian Mulcahey, director of Bose emerging business, said in a statement. “It’s that simple.” Geek Pick: Bose Headphones 700 Cancel All the Noise$199 Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses Arrive in January Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.