Fauna’s fashionable audio eyewear is finally here!
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish version of this product weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
We first became aware of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted an extremely early prototype at that time and was happily surprised with both the design and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have actually developed audio eyewear that was really comfy to use and stylish. Now, two years later, the end product is prepared for a market launch.
These are the very first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you could use these as your daily glasses.
Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has lastly introduced its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered spectacles will handle the similarity the Bose Frames in a move that once again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever better together.
2 versions of the Fauna eyeglasses 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 variety of approximately 10 metres.
Speak to me about sound quality
When I tried these back in 2019, the variation I tested was still a very early model. It would not have been fair to judge the sound quality entirely based upon that experience, however I left the Berlin exhibition 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 right temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
The audio equipment inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The charging connectors are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The Memor Havana model consists of exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which minimize blue light exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to affect the circadian rhythm and trigger poor sleep prior to bed. The Spiro design consists of changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, securing eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs 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 telephone 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 5 battery chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats really intriguing about the charging case, nevertheless, is the method 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 designs. These charge the same way true-wireless earphones do, whichs cool.
We initially 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 includes a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. The ports are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable to connect as weve seen on other audio glasses models. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects via Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a specific app is not needed.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna
Animal says its Audio Glasses are pioneering and special on the marketplace due to the audio innovation and sound instructions, declaring that the sound journeys directly to the users ear without significant leakage. The idea is that you will not interrupt colleagues or others nearby, and no one else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal phone call. In addition, users will constantly have the ability to perceive the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to use when outside and crossing roadways.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not required. The glasses are managed by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses stay lightweight in spite of all the electronics inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Rate and availability
Both variations 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 having a look at a full review system soon, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.