Anker has introduced Soundcore Frames glasses, which, in addition to their main purpose, can be used as open-type headphones. The device will go on sale in November for $ 199.99 in the US.
The novelty consists of three parts: a frame with lenses and a pair of removable temples with four built-in speakers that act as wireless headphones. A similar approach was taken by the developers at Razer in their Anzu glasses. The manufacturer offers ten frame options, so that in addition to the one immediately purchased, the user can buy others, and then simply change them on their own, leaving the standard glossy black temples. Additional frames for glasses are available for $ 49.99. Soundcore Frames are IPX4 rated for splash resistance.
In Anker Soundcore Frames, removable temples make it easy to replace frames. In addition, users will be able to purchase additional polarized or prescription lenses, as well as lenses that protect against the negative effects of blue light. For the selection of frames, a proprietary application is provided that allows you to try on glasses in virtual reality and can be used on devices with Android and iOS.
Two microphones are integrated into each headband. Listening to music with the help of the novelty will be almost invisible to the people around. Only when the volume is increased to maximum values, people nearby will hear sounds coming from the speakers. The design includes a rechargeable battery that provides up to 5.5 hours of continuous music playback. There are buttons on the arms to control the content being played.