Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually finally launched its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered spectacles will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a move that when again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever closer together.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant variation of this product weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried an extremely early prototype back then and was happily surprised with both the style and sound quality.
These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you might utilize these as your day-to-day glasses.
2 versions of the Fauna eyeglasses are available, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs are suitable with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later on and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a series of up to 10 metres.
Speak with me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the variation I tested was still an extremely early model. It would not have been reasonable to judge the sound quality completely based upon that experience, but I left the Berlin trade convention optimistic about what Fauna was dealing with.
The audio module in each temple and each module includes a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. Two microphones are also integrated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The charging ports are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the first audio glasses without large, 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, implying theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not required.
The Memor Havana model consists of replaceable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which minimize blue light exposure from computers and phones which is proven to affect the circadian rhythm and trigger bad sleep prior to bed. The Spiro design includes changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, protecting eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and included a two-year warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both versions provides approximately 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 additional five chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a complete charge.
Whats really intriguing about the charging case, however, is the method the glasses link to the charger. The ports are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable television to connect as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. These charge the same method true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.
Animal states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and distinct on the marketplace due to the audio innovation and sound instructions, declaring that the sound travels straight to the users ear without major leakage. The idea is that you will not disturb others or coworkers nearby, and no one else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal phone call. In addition, users will always have the ability to perceive the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not blocked making them safe to utilize when outside and crossing roadways.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects through Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a particular app is not needed. The glasses are controlled by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses remain light-weight regardless of all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and schedule
Both variations of the Faun glasses will be offered to purchase from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, went for $199, a full $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be having a look at a complete review system soon, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.