Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has actually lastly released its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will handle the similarity the Bose Frames in a relocation that as soon as again brings the worlds of high fashion and high tech ever more detailed together.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish variation of this item weve seen so far./ © Fauna
We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried an extremely early prototype at that time and was happily amazed with both the design and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have created audio eyewear that was in fact comfortable 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 large, chunky temples. They in fact look and work like genuine glasses too, securing the wearers eyes from the sun or blue light. The basic lenses supplied 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 an expert. In theory, at least, you might use these as your day-to-day glasses.
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 work with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of approximately 10 metres.
Speak to me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the version I checked was still an extremely early prototype. It would not have been fair to judge the sound quality totally based upon that experience, however I left the Berlin exhibition 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. 2 microphones are likewise integrated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
The charging adapters are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © 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 consists of a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. The connectors are concealed 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 smartphone or PC; a particular app is not required.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
Animal says its Audio Glasses are special and pioneering on the market due to the audio technology and sound instructions, declaring that the sound journeys directly to the users ear without major leak. The idea is that you will not interrupt colleagues or others nearby, and no one else will be able to hear any music, a podcast, or your private telephone call. In addition, wearers will constantly be able to view 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 Memor Havana model includes changeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which reduce blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to affect the body clock and trigger bad sleep before bed. The Spiro design consists of changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, safeguarding eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs are (IP52) water and dust resistant and featured a two-year guarantee.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations offers approximately 20 hours standby and more than 5 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, providing an additional five battery chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a complete charge.
Whats really fascinating about the charging case, however, is the method the glasses connect to the charger. The connectors are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. These charge the exact same method true-wireless headphones do, and thats cool.
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a specific app is not needed. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses remain light-weight regardless of all the electronic devices inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Cost and schedule
Both variations 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, went for $199, a complete $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be checking out a complete review system quickly, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.