Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has finally launched its audio glasses. The brand-new speaker-powered spectacles will take on the likes of the Bose Frames in a move that once again brings the worlds of haute couture and high tech ever more detailed together.
The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish variation of this product 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 pleasantly surprised with both the design and sound quality.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you could use these as your day-to-day glasses.
2 versions of the Fauna eyeglasses are offered, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs are compatible with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later and use Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety 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 actually been reasonable to judge the sound quality totally based on that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention positive about what Fauna was dealing with.
The audio module in each module and each temple includes a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. 2 microphones are also incorporated into the best temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the very first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. The audio module in each module and each temple includes a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices and a battery. The connectors are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, meaning theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio glasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects via Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a specific app is not required.
The charging ports are hidden in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
The Memor Havana model consists of exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which reduce blue light direct exposure from computers and phones which is shown to affect the circadian rhythm and trigger poor sleep before bed. The Spiro design includes changeable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, safeguarding eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and featured a two-year warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations provides up to 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 additional five chargers. Charging time is two hours for a full charge.
Whats actually interesting about the charging case, however, is the method the glasses link to the charger. The connectors are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, meaning theres no cable television to connect as weve seen on other audio eyewear designs. These charge the exact same method true-wireless headphones do, whichs cool.
Fauna says its Audio Glasses are distinct and pioneering on the market due to the audio innovation and sound instructions, claiming that the sound travels straight to the users ear without significant leak. The idea is that you will not interrupt associates or others nearby, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal call. In addition, wearers will always 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 outdoors and crossing roads.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects through Bluetooth with a smart device or PC; a particular app is not required. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses remain lightweight in spite of all the electronics inside, with both variations weighing 50 grams.
Rate and availability
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, launched at $199, a complete $100 less expensive than the Fauna glasses.
Well be having a look at a full evaluation unit quickly, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
A patented USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer being in each temple./ © Fauna
The audio devices inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna