We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I tried an extremely early prototype back then and was pleasantly surprised with both the style and sound quality.
These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you could use these as your daily glasses.
Audio wearable brand name, Fauna, has lastly introduced its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered eyeglasses will take on the similarity the Bose Frames in a relocation that when again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever more detailed together.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish version of this product weve seen up until now./ © Fauna
2 variations of the Fauna eyeglasses are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown set of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs work with iPhone 5 or later on and Android 6.0 or later on and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of approximately 10 metres.
Talk with me about sound quality
When I attempted these back in 2019, the version I evaluated was still a very early prototype. It would not have been fair to evaluate the sound quality totally based upon that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention positive about what Fauna was working on.
The audio module in each temple and each module consists of a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices and a battery. 2 microphones are also incorporated into the right temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The charging adapters are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
Fauna states its Audio Glasses are pioneering and special on the marketplace due to the audio technology and sound direction, claiming that the sound journeys straight to the users ear without major leakage. The idea is that you will not interrupt others or colleagues close by, and no one else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal telephone call. In addition, users will constantly be able to view the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not blocked making them safe to utilize when outdoors and crossing roadways.
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 needed. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses stay lightweight in spite of all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and accessibility
Both variations of the Faun glasses will be readily 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 less expensive than the Fauna glasses.
Well be taking a look at a complete evaluation system soon, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
We first 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 patented 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 eyewear designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects via Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a specific app is not needed.
The Memor Havana model consists of replaceable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which decrease blue light direct exposure from computer systems and phones which is proven to impact the body clock and trigger bad sleep before bed. The Spiro design includes replaceable 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 variations supplies approximately 20 hours standby and more than 5 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, providing an extra five battery chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a full charge.
Whats actually fascinating about the charging case, however, is the method the glasses connect to the battery charger. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, meaning theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyewear models. These charge the exact same way true-wireless earphones do, and thats cool.