We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted a very early model back then and was happily amazed with both the style and sound quality.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. They in fact work and look like genuine glasses too, protecting 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 of natural acetate which can be heated up and fitted by an expert. In theory, at least, you might use these as your daily glasses.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most elegant variation of this product weve seen so far./ © Fauna
Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually lastly released its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered spectacles will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a relocation that once again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever better together.
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 models are suitable with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a series of as much as 10 metres.
Speak with me about sound quality
When I tried these back in 2019, the version I evaluated was still a very early model. It would not have been fair to evaluate the sound quality entirely based upon that experience, however I left the Berlin trade program 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 electronic devices and a battery. Two microphones are likewise incorporated 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
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, indicating theres no cable television 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.
The charging connectors are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are special and pioneering on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound instructions, claiming that the sound journeys straight to the users ear without significant leak. The idea is that you will not disturb others or associates 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 perceive the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not blocked making them safe to use when outdoors and crossing roadways.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links via Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a particular app is not required. The glasses are managed by swiping and touching on the temples. The glasses stay lightweight in spite of all the electronic devices inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Price and availability
Both variations of the Faun glasses will be available to purchase from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, launched at $199, a complete $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be having a look at a complete evaluation system quickly, so remain tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The Memor Havana model includes changeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which lower blue light exposure from computer systems and phones which is shown to affect the body clock and trigger poor sleep before bed. The Spiro model includes replaceable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, securing eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both designs are (IP52) water and dust resistant and included a two-year service 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 telephone call, according to Fauna Theres a 100 mAh battery in the glasses and a 1,300 mAh battery in the charging case, supplying an additional 5 chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats really interesting about the charging case, however, is the way the glasses connect to the charger. The adapters are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyewear designs. These charge the very same way true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.