The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant version of this product weve seen so far./ © Fauna
We initially became aware of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted a really early model back then and was happily amazed with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have produced audio eyeglasses that was in fact comfy to use and fashionable. Now, two years later, the last item is prepared for a market launch.
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. The new speaker-powered spectacles will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that as soon as again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever more detailed together.
2 variations of the Fauna glasses are readily available, a Spiro Transparent Brown set of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both models are suitable with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later on and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of up to 10 metres.
Speak with me about sound quality
The variation I checked was still a very early prototype when I attempted these back in 2019. It would not have been reasonable to judge the sound quality totally based on that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention positive 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. Two 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 charging adapters are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © 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 electronic devices and a battery. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, meaning theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyewear models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a particular app is not needed.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects through Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a specific app is not needed. The glasses are managed by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses remain light-weight in spite of all the electronic devices inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Cost and availability
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, introduced at $199, a complete $100 less expensive than the Fauna glasses.
Well be checking out a complete evaluation unit quickly, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
The audio equipment inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
Fauna says its Audio Glasses are unique and pioneering on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound instructions, claiming that the sound journeys directly to the users ear without significant leak. The idea is that you will not interrupt others or coworkers close by, and nobody else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal phone call. In addition, users will constantly be able to perceive the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to use when outdoors and crossing roadways.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna
The Memor Havana model consists of replaceable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to impact the circadian rhythm and trigger poor sleep before bed. The Spiro design consists of changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, protecting 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 approximately 20 hours standby and more than 5 hours of music, voice assistant, or phone calls, 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 battery chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a complete charge.
Whats truly intriguing about the charging case, nevertheless, is the method the glasses connect to the charger. The adapters are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio glasses models. These charge the very same method true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.