The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish version of this item weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has finally launched its audio glasses. Once again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever closer together, the brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that.
We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried a very early prototype back then and was happily shocked with both the style and sound quality.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you might utilize these as your everyday glasses.
2 versions of the Fauna glasses are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both models work with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of up to 10 metres.
Talk to me about sound quality
The version I checked was still a really early prototype when I attempted these back in 2019. It would not have actually been fair to evaluate the sound quality entirely based upon that experience, however I left the Berlin exhibition optimistic about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each module and each temple includes a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices 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.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The charging ports are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the first audio glasses without big, 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 adapters are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to connect as weve seen on other audio glasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects through Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a specific app is not required.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links by means of Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a specific app is not required. The glasses are managed by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses stay light-weight despite all the electronics inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and schedule
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be readily available to buy from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, launched at $199, a complete $100 more affordable than the Fauna glasses.
Well be taking a look at a full evaluation unit soon, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
The Memor Havana design consists of exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to affect the circadian rhythm and trigger bad sleep before bed. The Spiro model includes exchangeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, safeguarding eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs are (IP52) water and dust resistant and come with a two-year service warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations provides up to 20 hours standby and more than 5 hours of music, voice assistant, or call, according to Fauna Theres a 100 mAh battery in the glasses and a 1,300 mAh battery in the charging case, supplying an extra 5 chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a full charge.
Whats truly intriguing about the charging case, however, is the way the glasses link to the battery charger. The connectors are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable television to connect as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. These charge the very same method true-wireless headphones do, and thats cool.
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are distinct and pioneering on the market due to the audio technology and sound direction, declaring that the sound journeys directly to the users ear without significant leak. The concept is that you will not interrupt colleagues or others nearby, and nobody else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal telephone call. In addition, users will always have the ability to perceive the surroundings and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to use when outdoors and crossing roadways.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna