The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a specific app is not required. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses remain lightweight regardless of all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and schedule
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be offered to acquire from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, released at $199, a complete $100 more affordable than the Fauna glasses.
Well be taking a look at a full review unit quickly, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. The audio module in each temple and each module consists of a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices and a battery. The connectors are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to connect as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not required.
We initially became aware of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted a very early model at that time and was happily surprised with both the design and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have actually developed audio eyeglasses that was in fact comfy to use and stylish. Now, 2 years later on, the end product is prepared for a market launch.
These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. They in fact work and look like real glasses too, securing the users eyes from the sun or blue light. The basic lenses supplied can also 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 everyday glasses.
Two versions of the Fauna eyeglasses are available, a Spiro Transparent Brown set of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both models are compatible with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of as much as 10 metres.
Speak to me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the variation I checked was still a very early prototype. It would not have actually been fair to judge the sound quality entirely based on that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention optimistic about what Fauna was dealing with.
The audio module in each module and each temple consists of a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. 2 microphones are likewise integrated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has finally released its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the similarity the Bose Frames in a relocation that as soon as again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever more detailed together.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish variation of this item weve seen so far./ © Fauna
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are unique and pioneering on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound direction, declaring that the sound travels straight to the users ear without major leak. The concept is that you will not disrupt others or colleagues nearby, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your private phone call. In addition, wearers will constantly have the ability to perceive the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not blocked making them safe to use when outdoors and crossing roadways.
The charging ports are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The Memor Havana design includes exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to impact the body clock and cause bad sleep before bed. The Spiro design consists of exchangeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, securing eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and included a two-year guarantee.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both versions offers up to 20 hours standby and more than five hours of music, voice assistant, or telephone call, according to Fauna Theres a 100 mAh battery in the glasses and a 1,300 mAh battery in the charging case, providing an additional 5 battery chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats truly fascinating about the charging case, nevertheless, is the method the glasses connect to the battery charger. The ports are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, implying theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses models. These charge the exact same way true-wireless headphones do, and thats cool.