Audio glasses are rapidly changing into a factor. Final yr Bose adopted its unique Frames with three second-generation fashions, together with the sporty, and Amazon is promoting the second-generation of its whereas loads of others, like Razer, at the moment are leaping in on the “good” glasses motion. The , which is available in spherical and sq. variations in two totally different measurement choices, is offered now for $200 (£200, AU$320).
I have never tried them but however their design (a minimum of the sq. model) and specs do not look like so totally different from different fashions I’ve tried. The small measurement weighs 43 grams whereas the big weighs 48 grams (the Echo Frames are 31 grams by comparability). The glasses embody 35% blue gentle filtering lenses together with a set of polarized sun shades lenses (you possibly can simply swap them in), have contact controls and built-in 16mm speaker drivers that fireside directional sound towards your open ears.
They’re IPX4 waterproof (that means they’re splashproof) so you should utilize them for working — audio glasses work effectively for working and biking, as a result of they depart your ears open so you possibly can hear site visitors. Battery life is rated at as much as 5 hours at average quantity ranges and extra polarized lenses can be found for $30.
Additionally value noting: With Razer being a “gaming life-style” firm, it is highlighting its low-latency Bluetooth know-how — it says the “custom-made Bluetooth 5.1 connection brings industry-leading 60ms latency for easy, stutter-free sound.”
The Razer Anzu companion app for iOS and Android allows firmware updates, permits you to make EQ changes (default, enhanced readability or treble increase), entry latency settings and test battery standing. You can also make calls with them and entry your digital assistant with a button press.
Razer has partnered withfor prescription lenses, though extra on-line alternative lens websites, together with and , can match them with RX lenses. Lensabl is providing a 15% low cost to Anzu homeowners however you possibly can examine its costs with different websites’ costs.
As I stated, I do not know the way the Anzu sound, however most audio sun shades do not sound all that good and are usually missing within the bass division — and all of them are likely to leak sound at larger volumes. The brand new Bose 2.0 Frames are simply one of the best sounding available on the market up to now, however Amazon’s Echo Frames are lighter and arguably extra comfy to put on.
As quickly as I get my arms on a pair, I am going to let you know the way they examine to their important rivals and whether or not they’re worthy of constructing our listing of.