We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried an extremely early model back then and was happily amazed with both the style and sound quality.
These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. They actually work and look like real glasses too, safeguarding the wearers eyes from the sun or blue light. The basic lenses supplied can likewise quickly be exchanged for prescription lenses by an optician due to the frames being made of natural acetate which can be heated and fitted by a professional. In theory, at least, you might utilize these as your daily glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most trendy variation of this product weve seen so far./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually finally released its audio glasses. The new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that once again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever more detailed together.
2 versions of the Fauna eyewear are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both models are suitable with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of approximately 10 metres.
Speak to me about sound quality
The variation I tested was still an extremely early model when I attempted these back in 2019. It would not have actually been reasonable to judge the sound quality totally based upon that experience, but I left the Berlin trade program positive about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each temple and each module includes a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. Two microphones are likewise incorporated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna
The Memor Havana design includes replaceable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which reduce blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is shown to impact the circadian rhythm and trigger bad sleep before bed. The Spiro model includes changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, protecting eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and featured a two-year guarantee.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations offers as much as 20 hours standby and more than five hours of music, voice assistant, or phone calls, according to Fauna Theres a 100 mAh battery in the glasses and a 1,300 mAh battery in the charging case, offering an additional 5 chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats actually fascinating about the charging case, however, is the method the glasses link to the battery charger. The connectors are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses models. These charge the exact same way true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and distinct on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound instructions, declaring that the sound travels straight to the users ear without major leakage. The idea is that you will not disturb others or associates close by, and nobody else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal call. In addition, wearers will constantly be able to perceive the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to utilize when outdoors and crossing roads.
The audio equipment inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The charging connectors are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not required. The glasses are managed by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses remain light-weight regardless of all the electronic devices inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Rate and schedule
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be offered to buy from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, went for $199, a complete $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be having a look at a complete review system soon, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. The audio module in each temple and each module consists of a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices and a battery. The ports are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, meaning theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not needed.