What’s gonna be as popular as smartwatches in a couple of years? Audio glasses! The past couple of years have seen companies like Bose, Razer and Facebook launch their own pair and now, it’s Anker’s turn to take a shot at it with the Soundcore Frames.
A month after Facebook and Ray-Ban released Ray-Ban Stories, a pair of smart glasses that captured media as well as played music, Anker’s brand Soundcore put their audio skills to good use.
The brand created Soundcore Frames, their first audio glasses. Just as the smart Ray-Bans, these ones also manage to look as sleek sunglasses, despite their high-tech internals.
In the temples, four speakers are hidden, two per temple, but those manage to appear less chunky than expected. The frames themselves can be easily swapped. Soundcore offers 10 designs to choose from as well as polarized, blue-light filtering, and prescription lens options.
Thankfully, you won’t have to order blindly as users can try out different styles in the Soundcore iOS/Android app.
The glasses can keep up with your listening preferences for up to 5.5 hours and are IPX4 water resistant. To choose and play songs, there are touch controls on the temples.
Soundcore Frames will be sold through the company’s website as well as online retailers and shipping will start next month. One pair is $199.99 and one additional frame is $49.99.
How will Anker’s first smart glasses do when faced with competition from Bose, Razer and others? You tell us!