Brooke Beery is Associate Editor of Optometry Times®.
Razer’s smart glasses feature blue light filters, polarized lenses, and open-ear audio
Gaming technnology company Razerhas launched its first eyewear product, Anzu smart glasses. Available now, the smart glasses come with 2 sets of lenses. One pair filters 35% blue light, and the other pair filters 99% ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays for indoor and outdoor eye protection.
In addition, the glasses house 16 mm speaker drivers within the frame, allowing for open-ear audio with 60 millisecond (ms) latency through Bluetooth 5.1, according to the company. Anzu is compatible with voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa and has touch controls for audio playback.
Frame styles and features
Anzu smart glasses come in 2 frame styles, rectangular and round, and both shapes are available in a small/medium or large size.
The glasses can last 5 hours when fully charged and have a built-in smart feature which automatically turns off the speakers when the frames are closed. The wearer opens the frames to turn them back on, and the glasses will automatically pair with the last device they were connected to.
Anzu glasses are splash-proof and can be worn rain or shine. They include audio touch controls on the side of the frame, which allow the wearer to change music tracks, play, pause, manage conference calls, and activate a smartphone’s voice assistant.
Razer is currently working with Lensabl to deliver a 15% discount on prescription lenses for corrective eyewear customers who purchase the smart glasses. Anzu is available exclusively from physical and online Razer Stores for $199.99.