Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually finally launched its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will handle the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that once again brings the worlds of high fashion and high tech ever closer together.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant variation of this item weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried a really early model back then and was pleasantly shocked with both the design and sound quality.
These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. They really look and work like real glasses too, protecting the wearers eyes from the sun or blue light. The standard lenses supplied can also quickly be exchanged for prescription lenses by an optician due to the frames being made from natural acetate which can be warmed and fitted by a professional. In theory, a minimum of, you could utilize these as your daily glasses.
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 designs are suitable with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later on and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a series of approximately 10 metres.
Talk to me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the version I evaluated was still an extremely early model. It would not have actually been reasonable to judge the sound quality completely based on that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention optimistic about what Fauna was dealing with.
The audio module in each temple and each module includes 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.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links via Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a particular app is not required. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses remain lightweight regardless of all the electronics inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Rate and accessibility
Both variations of the Faun glasses will be readily available to purchase from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, introduced at $199, a complete $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be taking a look at a complete review system quickly, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
Animal states its Audio Glasses are unique and pioneering on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound instructions, claiming that the sound journeys directly to the users ear without major leakage. The idea is that you will not disturb associates or others nearby, and nobody else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal phone call. In addition, wearers will always have the ability to view the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not blocked making them safe to use when outdoors and crossing roads.
The Memor Havana model includes changeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which minimize blue light exposure from computers and phones which is shown to affect the body clock and cause poor sleep before bed. The Spiro model includes changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, securing 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 variations offers approximately 20 hours standby and more than five 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, offering an extra five chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a complete charge.
Whats truly intriguing about the charging case, however, is the way the glasses link to the battery charger. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio eyewear models. These charge the exact same method true-wireless earphones do, and thats cool.
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the first audio glasses without big, 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 hidden in the hinge of the glasses, implying theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio glasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a particular app is not required.
The charging ports are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna