We initially became aware of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried a very early model back then and was happily surprised with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have developed audio eyeglasses that was in fact comfortable to wear and trendy. Now, two years later, the last item is all set for a market launch.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you could use these as your day-to-day glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish variation of this product weve seen so far./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually finally introduced its audio glasses. Once again brings the worlds of high fashion and high tech ever closer together, the brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that.
2 variations of the Fauna eyewear are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown set of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs work with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a series of as much as 10 metres.
Talk to me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the version I evaluated was still a really early model. It would not have actually been reasonable to judge the sound quality entirely based on that experience, but I left the Berlin trade show optimistic about what Fauna was dealing with.
The audio module in each module and each temple includes a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. Two microphones are also integrated into the ideal temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
The Memor Havana model consists of exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is shown to affect the body clock and cause poor sleep prior to bed. The Spiro model includes changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, securing eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and featured 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 telephone call, according to Fauna Theres a 100 mAh battery in the glasses and a 1,300 mAh battery in the charging case, providing an additional 5 chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats really interesting about the charging case, however, is the method the glasses connect to the charger. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio eyewear designs. These charge the very same way true-wireless headphones do, and thats cool.
We initially 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 includes a trademarked 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, indicating theres no cable to connect as weve seen on other audio glasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects by means of Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not needed.
The charging adapters are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
Animal says its Audio Glasses are pioneering and special on the marketplace due to the audio innovation and sound direction, declaring that the sound travels straight to the users ear without major leak. The concept is that you will not disrupt others or coworkers close by, and no one else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal phone call. In addition, wearers 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 use when outside and crossing roads.
The audio equipment inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not needed. The glasses are managed by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses stay lightweight regardless of all the electronic devices inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Rate and accessibility
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be 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 having a look at a complete review unit soon, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.