Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually finally introduced its audio glasses. When again brings the worlds of high fashion and high tech ever closer together, the new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that.
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted an extremely early prototype back then and was happily amazed with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have actually developed audio glasses that was actually comfortable to wear and trendy. Now, two years later on, the last item is ready for a market launch.
These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. They in fact work and look like genuine glasses too, safeguarding the wearers eyes from the sun or blue light. The basic lenses offered 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, a minimum of, you could utilize these as your day-to-day glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most trendy version of this product weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
2 variations 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 work with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of as much as 10 metres.
Talk with me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the version I checked was still a really early prototype. It would not have been reasonable to evaluate the sound quality totally based on that experience, however I left the Berlin exhibition positive 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 also integrated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and distinct on the marketplace due to the audio innovation and sound instructions, claiming that the sound travels directly to the users ear without major leak. The idea is that you will not interrupt colleagues or others nearby, and no one else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal telephone call. In addition, users will always be able to view the surroundings 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
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the very first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. The audio module in each module and each temple consists of a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. The adapters are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, implying theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links by means of Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a particular app is not needed.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not required. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses stay light-weight in spite of all the electronics inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Rate and accessibility
Both variations 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, went for $199, a complete $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be having a look at a complete evaluation unit quickly, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
The charging ports are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The Memor Havana model consists of changeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which minimize blue light exposure from computer systems and phones which is shown to affect the circadian rhythm and cause poor sleep before bed. The Spiro design includes exchangeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, securing eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs are (IP52) water and dust resistant and featured a two-year service warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations offers up to 20 hours standby and more than 5 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, supplying an additional five chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats really intriguing about the charging case, nevertheless, is the way the glasses link to the charger. The connectors are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio glasses models. These charge the very same way true-wireless earphones do, and thats cool.