A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted 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. They really work and look like real glasses too, securing 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 of natural acetate which can be heated and fitted by an expert. In theory, a minimum of, you could utilize these as your daily glasses.
The charging adapters are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
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 touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses stay light-weight regardless of all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Rate and availability
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be readily available to acquire from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, released at $199, a complete $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be checking out a full review unit soon, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
Animal states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and special on the market due to the audio innovation and sound instructions, claiming that the sound journeys directly to the users ear without significant leak. The concept is that you will not interrupt coworkers or others nearby, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal telephone call. In addition, wearers will always be able to view the surroundings and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not blocked making them safe to utilize when outdoors and crossing roads.
The Memor Havana model includes replaceable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which lower blue light exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to affect the body clock and trigger poor sleep prior to 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 come with a two-year service warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations provides 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 chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a full charge.
Whats truly interesting about the charging case, however, is the way the glasses link to the charger. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, implying theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. These charge the exact same method true-wireless earphones do, and thats cool.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most trendy variation of this product weve seen so far./ © 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 temple and each module consists of 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 television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects through Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a specific app is not required.
The audio equipment inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has lastly introduced its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered spectacles will handle the similarity the Bose Frames in a move that when again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever closer together.
Two variations of the Fauna eyeglasses are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both models are compatible with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of as much as 10 metres.
Talk to me about sound quality
When I tried these back in 2019, the variation I checked was still a really early prototype. It would not have been reasonable to evaluate the sound quality totally based upon that experience, but I left the Berlin exhibition positive about what Fauna was working on.
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. Two microphones are also integrated into the right temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.