We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted a very early prototype at that time and was happily shocked with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have created audio glasses that was actually comfortable to wear and fashionable. Now, 2 years later on, the final item is prepared for a market launch.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. They actually look and work like real glasses too, securing the wearers eyes from the sun or blue light. The standard lenses provided can likewise quickly be exchanged for prescription lenses by an optician due to the frames being made of natural acetate which can be heated and fitted by a professional. In theory, at least, you could utilize these as your daily glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most trendy variation of this item weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has finally released its audio glasses. When again brings the worlds of high fashion 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 eyeglasses are available, a Spiro Transparent Brown set of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both models are suitable with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later on and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of as much as 10 metres.
Talk with me about sound quality
The variation I evaluated was still an extremely early model when I attempted these back in 2019. It would not have actually been fair to judge the sound quality totally based upon that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention positive about what Fauna was dealing with.
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. 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 states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and distinct on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound direction, declaring that the sound journeys straight to the users ear without major leakage. The concept is that you will not disrupt others or coworkers close by, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal telephone call. In addition, users will always be able to view the surroundings and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to use when outdoors and crossing roadways.
The Memor Havana design consists of changeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light direct exposure from computers and phones which is proven to affect the circadian rhythm and trigger bad sleep prior to bed. The Spiro model includes changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, protecting eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs are (IP52) water and dust resistant and come with a two-year guarantee.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both versions offers as much as 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, offering an additional 5 battery chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats actually fascinating about the charging case, nevertheless, is the method the glasses connect to the battery charger. The ports are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, implying theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio glasses models. These charge the exact same way true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.
The charging adapters are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through 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 in spite of all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and availability
Both versions of the Faun glasses will be available to acquire 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 checking out a full review unit quickly, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
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 temple and each module consists of a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices and a battery. The adapters are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable television to connect as weve seen on other audio eyewear designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not needed.