Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has actually finally released its audio glasses. The new speaker-powered spectacles will handle the similarity the Bose Frames in a relocation that once again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever closer together.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant version of this item weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried a really early prototype back then and was happily surprised with both the style and sound quality. Unlike Bose, Fauna appeared to have developed audio eyeglasses that was actually comfortable to wear and fashionable. Now, two years later on, the end product is ready for a market launch.
These are the first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you might utilize these as your everyday glasses.
2 versions of the Fauna glasses are readily available, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair 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 and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a series of up to 10 metres.
Talk with 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 fair to judge the sound quality totally based on that experience, however I left the Berlin exhibition optimistic about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each temple and each module includes a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. Two microphones are likewise 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 Memor Havana model consists of changeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which minimize blue light exposure from computers and phones which is shown to affect the circadian rhythm and cause bad sleep before bed. The Spiro model consists of exchangeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, protecting eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs are (IP52) water and dust resistant and included a two-year guarantee.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both versions supplies as much as 20 hours standby and more than five 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, providing an additional 5 battery chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a complete charge.
Whats actually fascinating about the charging case, nevertheless, is the method the glasses connect 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 glasses models. These charge the exact same way true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the first audio glasses without large, 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 electronic devices and a battery. The adapters are concealed 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 links via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not needed.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna
The charging ports are concealed in the frames of the 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 managed by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses remain light-weight regardless of all the electronics inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Rate and availability
Both versions 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, went for $199, a full $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be taking a look at a complete evaluation unit quickly, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
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 major leak. The idea is that you will not interrupt others or colleagues nearby, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your private phone call. In addition, wearers will constantly be able to view the surroundings and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not blocked making them safe to use when outside and crossing roadways.