Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has actually lastly introduced its audio glasses. As soon as 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 a really early model back then and was happily amazed with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have created audio glasses that was actually comfortable to use and trendy. Now, two years later on, the last item is ready for a market launch.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you could use these as your everyday glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish variation of this product weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
2 variations of the Fauna glasses are readily available, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs are compatible with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later on and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a series of as much as 10 metres.
Speak with me about sound quality
The version I tested was still a very early model when I attempted 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 positive about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each temple and each module 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.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The Memor Havana model consists of changeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which reduce blue light exposure from computers and phones which is shown to impact the circadian rhythm and cause bad 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 featured a two-year guarantee.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations offers as much as 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 two hours for a full charge.
Whats actually interesting about the charging case, however, is the way the glasses link to the battery 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 earphones do, and thats cool.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of 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 stay light-weight despite all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and availability
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 examining out a complete evaluation system quickly, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. 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. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to connect as weve seen on other audio glasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links by means of Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not needed.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
Animal says its Audio Glasses are distinct and pioneering on the marketplace due to the audio innovation and sound direction, declaring that the sound journeys straight to the users ear without significant leak. The concept is that you will not disturb coworkers or others nearby, and nobody else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your private phone call. In addition, wearers will constantly have the ability to view the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to use when outdoors and crossing roads.
The charging adapters are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.