Although augmented reality glasses aren’t yet commonly worn in everyday life, audio glasses have been around for a while: Amazon’s Echo Frames have been available since 2020, and they’re about to receive a major upgrade. The promise is better battery life, better sound and more design choices. On the other hand, they are still not equipped with cameras or screens, which proves to be a big problem for some.
Amazon refines its Echo Frames glasses
The new Echo Frames glasses benefit from a wide variety of frames thanks to a new collaboration with Carrera, reminiscent of the collaboration between Meta and Ray-Ban for their own connected glasses. They can be equipped with corrective lenses, solar lenses and lenses against blue light to adapt to everyone’s needs. They are also water resistant with an IPX4 rating, offer a battery life of six hours and feature significant improvements in audio quality, sound power, and voice recognition. Oh, and Alexa can find the glasses if you’ve lost them.
Amazon has not yet communicated a precise release date, but an official page allows you to register to be informed of their availability.