Anzu Smart Glasses is the first-ever eyewear product made by Razer, a Singaporean-American technology company focused on consumer electronics and gaming hardware.
On Saturday, 6 March Razer introduced the new Anzu Smart Glasses combining eye protection for both indoors, with 35% blue light filtering and outdoors with its 99% UVA/UVB protective polarized lenses. The Anzu Glasses have also got inbuilt speakers and touch control.
It seems like a right time to introduce an eye-protective novelty, after a surge of people working in the home office and spending more time with their computer screens than ever before.
As mentioned earlier on, the Razer’s glasses also feature open-ear speakers accompanied by an omnidirectional microphone and 16mm drivers built right into the frame.
You can control the audio (play, pause, skip, manage incoming calls or activate smartphone assistant) via touch controls on the outer frame. The glasses can be paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Razer hasn’t specified what battery they used, although they say the glasses will last up to 5 hours of use, after which you’ll need to charge it up with the included USB cable.
The Razer Anzu Glasses are also made with a little water resistance, specifically IPX4 (splashing water).
The glasses come in 2 different styles, in Round or Rectangle shapes and in 2 different sizes.
It is usual for Razer devices to have some LED built onto them, however the Anzu Glasses will not have such a feature.
Are Anzu Smart Glasses worth it, though?
Well, if you’re a fan of Razer and own everything from this brand, you might be their targeted customer. On the other hand, we would expect a bit more ‘smart’ features from glasses costing $200 (£200, €210), as this model hardly features any ‘smart’ functions and can be easily substituted by your favourite pair of glasses and earbuds.