Anker Soundcore Frames is the egg of Columbus in a number of ways. A headset in sunglasses solves some tricky problems with earphones.
Anker Soundcore Frames: a smart find
The problem with earphones is that they use quite a bit of energy and at the same time have to be comfortable to wear. Those two objectives clash, because batteries with a reasonable capacity are of course heavy and take up a lot of space. Furthermore, they are also quite small things and you can easily lose them.
But what if you incorporated your earphones into sunglasses? This is what the techies of Anker’s product development department must have thought. Weight is suddenly much less of a problem and there is much more space on the glasses for batteries, buttons and electronics than in your ear. And the result, Anker Soundcore Frames, may indeed be there, although there are a few things to note.
The strengths of the Anker Soundcore Frames
First of all, the design. Still quite important for lovers of stylish glasses. We can say that there is little wrong with this, the glasses just look cool and slick. The glasses are also comfortable to wear. Also a big bonus of course.
And the great thing is that the glasses in the glasses can be replaced with your own lenses. Very useful if you are a spectacle wearer and you need prescription lenses. Or, for example, you want sunglasses on a sunny day instead of regular glasses. So from the goggles part, we can say that the Anker Soundcore Frames is pretty okay.
The built-in microphone can also be used for telephone and app calls. The Bluetooth connection and sound quality are both excellent. Right now, in terms of sound quality, these are really the best goggles you can buy. This also applies to the included Soundcore app, which stands head and shoulders above that of the competition.
Weaknesses are the average battery life, and the difficult touch controls to operate the glasses. And you want that regularly, because the speakers are of course not in the ears. That means their volume should be higher than earbuds. As a result, other people are more likely to be bothered by the noise. This may be solved in the future with glasses that transmit the sound directly to your skull.
For a company known for high-capacity power banks, these Anker Soundcore Frames glasses are a bit meager with 5.5 hours of operating time. Until it can be recharged. On the positive side, you can go another hour and a half if you fast charge for 10 minutes. Charging the glasses to 100% takes a little longer, around an hour. Furthermore, the price, at € 180, is on the spicy side.
Do you feel attracted to the concept of audio glasses? Then in fact there are currently no better glasses than these. The weaknesses of these glasses, for example the leaking sound, are due to the principles behind this type of gadget. In itself Anker has done its best to achieve the optimum within the limits of what is technically possible and that has been successful. You pay a lot for thatwith a suggested retail price of around €180.