The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant version of this item weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried a really early prototype back then and was pleasantly shocked with both the style and sound quality.
These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you could use these as your day-to-day glasses.
Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has actually finally introduced its audio glasses. As soon as again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever more detailed together, the brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that.
2 variations of the Fauna glasses are available, a Spiro Transparent Brown set of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both models work with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of approximately 10 metres.
Speak with 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 evaluate the sound quality completely based on that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention positive about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each temple and each module consists of a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. 2 microphones are likewise incorporated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
The charging connectors are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The Memor Havana model consists of exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which reduce blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is shown to affect the circadian rhythm and cause bad sleep before bed. The Spiro design includes exchangeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, safeguarding 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 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, offering an additional 5 battery chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats really intriguing about the charging case, however, is the method the glasses link to the charger. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio glasses models. These charge the very same way true-wireless earphones do, and thats cool.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects via Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a particular app is not needed. The glasses are managed by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses stay lightweight regardless of all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and availability
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, introduced at $199, a full $100 less expensive than the Fauna glasses.
Well be having a look at a full review system quickly, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. The audio module in each module and each temple includes a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio eyewear models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links by means of Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a particular app is not needed.
Animal states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and special on the market due to the audio innovation and sound direction, claiming that the sound journeys straight to the users ear without major leak. The concept is that you will not disturb others or coworkers nearby, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your private phone call. In addition, wearers will constantly be able to view 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.