Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has finally launched its audio glasses. When again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever closer together, the new speaker-powered spectacles will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that.
We first became aware of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried a very early prototype at that time and was happily shocked with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have actually created audio eyeglasses that was really comfy to wear and fashionable. Now, 2 years later, the end product is prepared for a market launch.
These are the very first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. They actually look and work like real glasses too, safeguarding 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 from natural acetate which can be heated up and fitted by a professional. In theory, at least, you might utilize these as your day-to-day glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish version of this product weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
2 variations of the Fauna glasses are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs work with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a series of up to 10 metres.
Talk to me about sound quality
The variation I evaluated was still an extremely early prototype when I tried these back in 2019. It would not have been fair to judge the sound quality entirely based on that experience, but I left the Berlin exhibition 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 electronic devices and a battery. 2 microphones are likewise integrated into the ideal temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
Animal says its Audio Glasses are unique and pioneering on the market due to the audio innovation and sound direction, claiming that the sound travels directly to the users ear without major leakage. The idea is that you will not interrupt associates or others nearby, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your private call. In addition, users 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.
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 connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, meaning theres no cable television to connect as weve seen on other audio glasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not needed.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The Memor Havana model includes replaceable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to affect the circadian rhythm and trigger poor sleep prior to bed. The Spiro model 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 warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both versions offers as much as 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, providing an extra 5 battery chargers. Charging time is two hours for a complete charge.
Whats truly intriguing about the charging case, nevertheless, is the way the glasses connect to the battery charger. The connectors are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. These charge the exact same way true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not required. 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.
Rate and accessibility
Both variations of the Faun glasses will be available to acquire from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, released at $199, a full $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be taking a look at a complete evaluation system soon, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
The charging adapters are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna