We initially became aware of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted a really early prototype at that time and was happily surprised with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have created audio eyeglasses that was really comfy to use and trendy. Now, two years later on, the final product is ready for a market launch.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you might use these as your everyday glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant variation of this product weve seen so far./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually finally introduced its audio glasses. As soon as again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever closer together, the brand-new speaker-powered spectacles will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that.
2 variations of the Fauna eyewear are available, a Spiro Transparent Brown set 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 approximately 10 metres.
Speak with me about sound quality
The variation I tested was still a very early prototype when I tried these back in 2019. It would not have been reasonable to judge the sound quality completely based on that experience, but I left the Berlin trade convention optimistic about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each temple and each module consists of a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices and a battery. 2 microphones are likewise integrated into the right 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.
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are unique and pioneering on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound instructions, declaring that the sound journeys straight to the users ear without major leak. The concept is that you will not disrupt others or associates close by, and no one else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your private call. In addition, wearers will constantly be able to view the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to utilize when outdoors and crossing roads.
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 module and each temple consists of a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. The ports are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio glasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a specific app is not needed.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a particular app is not needed. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses remain lightweight despite all the electronic devices inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Cost and availability
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be readily available to buy 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 taking a look at a full evaluation system soon, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
The Memor Havana design includes exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which reduce blue light direct exposure from computers and phones which is shown to impact the body clock and cause bad sleep before bed. The Spiro model includes replaceable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, safeguarding eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs are (IP52) water and dust resistant and come with a two-year service 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 chargers. Charging time is two hours for a complete charge.
Whats actually fascinating about the charging case, however, is the way the glasses link to the charger. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable television to connect as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses models. These charge the very same method true-wireless earphones do, whichs cool.
The audio equipment inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna