Razer launches ‘Anzu’ smart glasses with true wireless stereo speaker design; Here’s how it works
The Anzu glasses come with two sets of lenses inside the package, a regular clear pair with 35% blocking against blue light, and sunglasses lens with 99% UV protection.
Gaming brand Razer has joined the likes of Bose, Amazon and other companies by launching its own Anzu smart glasses, which integrate audio speakers directly into the glasses temples. The smart glass is priced at $199.99 and is available in both rectangular and round frames. You can also get each of them in two sizes - small and large. Right now, these smart glasses are available only in the US and Canada.
The Anzu glasses come with two sets of lenses inside the package, a regular clear pair with 35% blocking against blue light, and sunglasses lens with 99% UV protection. However, what makes these glasses different from the others coming from Bose or Amazon is that it has a true wireless design that splits the left and right speakers.
According to Razer, this will deliver improved comfort as the frames allow for more give and flexibility. However, on the downside, you will have to charge both the temples at the same time using the Pogo pins on each one. It may also encounter a situation where the wireless audio drops out on the one side due to low charge.
You get a 16mm driver on each side along with a touch responsive tap gesture controls on either temple. This will let you change tracks, answer calls or activate the voice assistant. Razer Anzu smart glasses are rated IPX4, which makes them water resistant but not waterproof.
So that means it can handle light splashes but you cannot wear it while it's raining outside. Furthermore, the gaming firm says that it has got Bluetooth latency down to 60ms.
The Anzu glasses automatically power down when folded and can deliver up to two weeks standby time according to Razer. It is claimed to deliver up to 5 hours of battery life, which is almost as good as Bose smart glasses which are claimed to deliver up to 5.5 hours.
Razer has also partnered with Lensabl to give a 50% discount to Anzu buyers who need prescription answers. The retail packaging also includes a leatherette case that has a magnetic latch and flap where you can store the charging cable or extra lenses.