Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually finally launched its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that as soon as again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever closer together.
We first heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried a very early prototype back then and was pleasantly surprised with both the style and sound quality.
These are the first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. They in fact work and look like real glasses too, securing the users 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 from natural acetate which can be warmed and fitted by an expert. In theory, a minimum of, you could utilize these as your day-to-day glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish version of this product weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
2 variations of the Fauna eyewear are readily available, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs are suitable with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later on and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of approximately 10 metres.
Talk to me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the variation I tested was still an extremely early model. It would not have been fair to judge the sound quality entirely based on that experience, however I left the Berlin exhibition optimistic about what Fauna was working on.
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 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 Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links through Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a specific app is not required. The glasses are controlled by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses remain light-weight despite all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Rate and accessibility
Both variations of the Faun glasses will be offered to buy from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, released at $199, a complete $100 less expensive than the Fauna glasses.
Well be having a look at a full review system soon, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and special on the market due to the audio innovation and sound direction, claiming that the sound travels straight to the users ear without major leakage. The idea is that you will not disrupt others or associates close by, and no one else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your private phone call. In addition, wearers will always have the ability 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.
The Memor Havana design consists of exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light direct exposure from computers and phones which is proven to impact the circadian rhythm and trigger bad sleep prior to bed. The Spiro design consists of replaceable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, protecting eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and come with a two-year warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both versions offers as much as 20 hours standby and more than five 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 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, implying theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. These charge the very same method true-wireless earphones do, and thats cool.
The charging ports are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
We first 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 electronics and a battery. The adapters are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, indicating theres no cable to link as weve seen on other audio glasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links by means of Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a specific app is not needed.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna