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Razer’s new smart glasses pump up the sound and (thankfully) skip the RGB – Review Geek



A man with smart glasses.
Razer

You know what’s rare for one Razer Product? Not finding the gadget covered with green LED strips that light up the night. That̵

7;s the most surprising thing about Razer’s new Anzu smart glasses. Fashionably they are surprisingly subtle. Aside from the fat temples that house batteries, these $ 200 audio glasses don’t stand out. Add in five hours of battery life and voice assistant controls, and they look surprisingly attractive.

Audio glasses are not new, of course Bose and Amazon are already participating in that game. But Razer’s entry differs on a number of key fronts. Most audio glasses connect the two speakers at the temples with a wire across the frames. Razer’s Anzu glasses are truly wireless and don’t run a wire through the frame to the speakers. Razer says this makes the goggles more flexible and comfortable, but it also means you have to charge both legs on the goggles rather than just one.

In addition, the glasses come with pre-installed “35% blue light filtering lenses”, although the science on the benefit of blocking blue light is still quite mixed. Razer also has 99% UVA / UVB protective polarized sunglasses lenses that you can swap out instead. And you can exchange the lenses for any prescriptions you need.

In terms of audio, don’t expect much bass due to the open nature of the speakers. But Razer promises a Bluetooth 5.1 connection with 60ms latency, which is very low and should avoid some of the glitches that wireless audio often causes. When the glasses are fully charged, you can play “more than five hours” of audio, but as always, that estimate will depend on your usage.

Smart glasses next to a case.
Razer

The glasses connect to your smartphone and give you access to your smart assistant of choice. You can interact with the assistant or your music tracks with the touch controls on the temple. Digging into the Android or iOS app will give you access to EQ, latency settings, battery status, and firmware updates.

Audio glasses push sound to your ears without blocking them, so you can use them while exercising or commuting. The Anzu goggles are IPX4 resistant, which is enough to withstand splashing and light sweating. Just don’t expect them to overwhelm loud local sounds, like a subway.

The glasses come in two styles, round and rectangular, and in two sizes. They come with the blue light lenses, sunglass lenses, a pouch and a charger. You can order them today from the Razer website.




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