While the Anzu glasses don’t have the smarts of the North Focals, they do offer an open-ear audio experience and a 60ms audio latency via the gaming mode. The speakers on the Anzu glasses are 16mm drivers.
“The Razer Anzu modernizes the wearable category in terms of convenience and blue light or UV protection,” said John Moore, Head of Sales and Marketing at Razer. “With Anzu, Razer is entering the market at a time when there is a surge of people working from home – where eye protection, hands-free communication and smart features are now in high demand.”
The Razer Anzu smart glasses come pre-installed with 35% blue light filtering lenses. It also comes bundled with 99% UVA/UVB polarized sunglass lenses.
If you prefer prescription lenses, Razer has teamed up with Lensabl to offer 15% off lenses for the Anzu glasses.
Each side of the glasses has a touch-sensitive area for playback controls and power on/off. There are also omnidirectional mics to use with your phone’s voice assistant or for phone and video calls.
Battery life is around 5 hours on a single charge. And when the glasses are folded, they can last up to 2 weeks on standby power.
The Anzu glasses have Bluetooth 5.1, IPX4 water-resistance and work with Android, iOS and Windows PCs.
The Razer Anzu smart glasses come in two designs, rectangle and round and two sizes, Small/Medium and Large for $279 CAD ($199 USD).
You can pick up the Razer Anzu glasses from the company’s website, starting today but are currently out of stock.
They’re also available for pre-order at Best Buy Canada.
Update – March 9th, 2021: This article has been updated to reflect the correct Canadian pricing for the Razer Anzu of $279 CAD.