Razer’s products are generally designed for gamers, and I, an Apple Arcade person, can’t pretend to be one. I don’t sit on my gaming chair to shoot a personalized PC to play the latest titles with full graphics settings.
However, the company’s latest product piqued my interest, and I guess I’m not alone: a pair of smart glasses. Before you jump the gun, no,it doesn’t show you a ton of information via augmented reality (AR) like Google Glass and the rest.
In terms of smart features, these glasses can connect to your phone or computer via bluetooth. You can take voice or video calls through a built-in microphone and speakers. You can also listen to music through these open design speakers with 16mm speakers. In addition, you can control the tracks and activate the voice assistants via a touch-sensitive side panel.
I know these functions are available on a pair of headphones, but it’s nice to have them in your glasses.
Razer’s Anzu smart glasses can reduce harmful blue light by 35% to protect your eyes. As someone who uses multiple screens for long hours of the day, I really appreciate this feature. Razer also provides replacement lenses that act like polarized sunglasses, so you can keep wearing them when you go out.
As it is a Razer product, it has a game mode, in which it allows low latency audio and you can chat with other gamers as well. Since I don’t play a lot, I don’t care much about this mode.
For me, these glasses would be useful at work, for reducing eye stress and for taking conference calls without worrying about plugging in headphones.
The company claims that the Anzu smart glasses could last up to 5 hours of active use on a single charge and two weeks of standby when you fold them up.
Razer’s Anzu smart glasses are already on sale in the US for $ 199. You can choose between a round and a rectangular frame design, and I want the round ones, stat.
Did you know that we have a newsletter dedicated to consumer technologies? It’s called Plugged In – and you can subscribe to it here.
Published March 5, 2021 – 06:43 UTC