Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has lastly released its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will handle the likes of the Bose Frames in a move that when again brings the worlds of high fashion and high tech ever closer together.
We initially became aware of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried an extremely early prototype at that time and was happily shocked with both the design and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have created audio glasses that was really comfortable to use and stylish. Now, two years later, the end product is all set for a market launch.
These are the very first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you might utilize these as your everyday glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant variation of this item weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
2 variations of the Fauna eyeglasses are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair 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 on and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of up to 10 metres.
Talk to me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the variation I evaluated was still a very early prototype. It would not have been reasonable to evaluate the sound quality totally based on that experience, but I left the Berlin trade convention optimistic about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each module and each temple consists of a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. Two microphones are also integrated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
Animal says its Audio Glasses are pioneering and unique on the market due to the audio technology and sound direction, claiming that the sound journeys straight to the users ear without significant leakage. The concept is that you will not interrupt associates or others close by, and nobody else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your private phone call. In addition, users will always have the ability to view the surroundings and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to utilize when outdoors and crossing roadways.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
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 electronic devices and a battery. The adapters are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, implying theres no cable television to connect as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not needed.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links by means of Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a specific app is not needed. The glasses are controlled by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses remain lightweight despite all the electronic devices inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Rate and schedule
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be offered to purchase 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 review unit soon, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
The charging adapters are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The Memor Havana model includes replaceable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which minimize blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is shown to impact the circadian rhythm and trigger bad sleep prior to bed. The Spiro design includes replaceable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, safeguarding eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and come with a two-year guarantee.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations provides up to 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 extra five battery chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a complete charge.
Whats actually fascinating about the charging case, nevertheless, is the method the glasses link to the charger. The adapters are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to connect as weve seen on other audio eyewear designs. These charge the very same way true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.