In short: The newest sound glasses are manufactured by Anker, or more precisely, its sub-brand Soundcore. Whether you like the concept or not, device makers expect it to become a popular wearable device in the coming years, even if it isn’t as futuristic or intriguing as, say, augmented reality glasses.
Anker is the latest manufacturer to join the race to create smart glasses that could gain wider adoption. Today the sub-brand of Soundcore launched Soundcore Frames, which he says will preserve your style, let you listen to music, receive phone calls and still hear other sounds around you. At the same time, those around you do not even know that you are listening to music.
Soundcore Frames are the company’s first foray into an increasingly crowded market. Still, at $ 199.99 (£ 149.99 in the UK, € 179.99 in the EU, and $ 249 in Canada), they’ll have a good chance of wrestling with alternatives like Amazon Echo Frames (USD 249.99) or similar in price Bose frames and Razer Anzu smart glasses. You can choose from ten different bezel designs, but the bulky side temples will only be available with a polished black finish.
Speaking of earbuds, they are similar to wireless headphones in that both are equipped with speakers. It’s the same design recipe used by other companies making such smart glasses, but the Anchor pair has the advantage of modularity that makes it easy to switch frames. You can also purchase polarized lenses, lenses with a blue light filter, or prescription lenses.
Additional frames cost $ 49.99 (£ 49.99 in the UK, € 49.99 in the EU, and $ 59.99 in Canada) each, and the company lets you virtually try out different designs using the Soundcore app and website. … The glasses are controlled using both touch and voice control. The battery is rated for 5.5 hours of continuous music playback. Anker says they’re IPX4 waterproof so they’ll be able to withstand occasional use in light rain.