Review: Promising Smart Sunglasses Deliver Surround Sound & Calling

So what are sunglasses doing on an iPhone site? Well, they are smart sunglasses, with Bluetooth 5.0 and a microphone built-in. You can listen to music or talk for up to 8 hours on Mutrics' crowdfunded Smart Sunglasses (starting at $69), with a whopping 200 hours (claimed) of standby time. We'll see when the final version ships, but those are good numbers.

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I liked the stylish chromatic lenses plus classic RayBan-style frames in either white, black, or orange. There are buttons hidden out of sight under the bottom of one of the temples. It took just a few seconds to learn how to use them. I paired mine with my Apple Watch and was good to go. The glasses are expected to sell for $159 but are available at a great price of $69 on Indiegogo. Another nice touch is interchangeable lenses and a magnetic contact-based charger similar to Snap's Specs.

Mutrics

Pros

  • Stylish chromatic lenses, white, black, or orange frames
  • Buttons hidden out of sight
  • Promising battery life of 8 hours or 200 standby
  • Great price on Indiegogo
  • Surround sound with phone call capabilities

Cons

  • Pricey post-crowdfunding campaign

Final Verdict

The Smart Sunglasses from Mutrics deliver surround sound in style.

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.