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Razer Anzu Review

The Razer Anzu is the first smart glasses from Razer, featuring speakers and omnidirectional mic built into its frame. Read our review.

The Razer Anzu is the first smart glasses from Razer, featuring built-in speakers that allows you to go hands-free when taking calls thanks to the open-ear audio and a discreet omnidirectional mic built into its frame. The Razer Anzu is available in two types of frames sizes.

The Razer Anzu smart glasses feature blue light lenses that filter by 35% to protect your eyes, while the polarized replacement lenses shield your eyes from the sun with 99% UVA/UVB protection.

Razer Anzu Review
Razer Anzu Review

The frames also feature a 60ms low latency Bluetooth connection, delivering smooth, stutter-free sound without any disruptions from audio delay or skipping. The front sides of the frame are touch enabled and allows you to change music tracks, play or pause media, manage calls, and activate your smartphone’s voice assistant.

Highlights

  • Built-in speakers & microphone
  • Voice control option
  • Touch controls for media
  • Replacement lenses included
  • Supports prescription lenses

Packaging

The Razer Anzu comes in an unusual packaging compared to the other product lines. There is no usual Razer color scheme or designs here, there’s not even the company’s tri-snake logo. Instead, it comes in a unique looking white and black box with product images and descriptions similar to the Razer Opus.

Razer Anzu Review
Razer Anzu Review

The packaging includes:

  • Anzu Smart Glasses with 35% blue light filtering lenses pre-installed.
  • 99% UVA/UVB protective polarized sunglass replacement lenses.
  • USB-A charging cable.
  • Cleaning cloth.
  • Carrying case.

Design & Build

The Razer Anzu is designed to be splash-proof (IPX4), so it won’t be affected by sweat. The frames are completely made of plastic, hefty and comes in a glossy black color without too many bells and whistles, however you get used to it after a while.

The Razer Anzu has integrated Bluetooth speakers with a microphone within frame. At the base is the charging ports, the frame can be charged only with the included charging cable.

Razer Anzu Review
Razer Anzu Review

In terms of appearance, the frame legs stand out as they are quite large – they contain most of the tech such as the speakers, battery and the charging port. With that said, the overall build quality is great, the frame feels solid despite being made entirely of plastic.

Razer Anzu Review

You also get two pairs of lenses – a set of sunglass lenses and a set of lenses for normal use. The normal glasses are completely transparent and have a blue light filter. The sunglasses lenses are polarized and have UVA & UVB protection.

Sound Quality & Performance

Using the Razer Anzu is fairly easy. Opening the frame flaps turns on the pairing mode and allows it connect with your phone which is fairly easy and fast with Bluetooth. There is also a dedicated app for both Android and iOS that lets you set preferences. 

Once paired, it automatically connects the next time you use the frame. Sound quality is generally good considering these are from a smart glass. And since the Razer Anzu has an open-ear design, there isn’t any bass either.

Razer Anzu Review
Razer Anzu Review

At the front of the frame is the touch controls on either side. By tapping on it, you can change music tracks, play or pause, manage calls or activate the voice assistant. However, it is not possible to adjust the volume using the touch controls.

Making calls with the Anzu is also easy and the sound is clear. The microphone sounds surprisingly good and offers clear voice pickup. In terms of battery life, the smart glasses can last up to 4-6 hours depending on usage.

Verdict

The Razer Anzu works well both indoors and outdoors thanks to the interchangeable lenses. It also supports prescription lenses. The sound quality is good enough for casual listening and to make calls if you don’t want to use a pair of headphones. The downsides are that the frame may be too hefty for some and there is sound leakage on higher volume levels.

7.5

Razer Anzu

The Razer Anzu works well both indoors and outdoors thanks to the interchangeable lenses. It also supports prescription lenses. The sound quality is good enough for casual listening and to make calls if you don’t want to use a pair of headphones. The downsides are that the frame may be too hefty for some and there is sound leakage on higher volume levels.

THE GOOD
  • Hands-free audio
  • Good build quality
  • Automatic power on and off
  • Good microphone quality
  • Supports prescription lenses
THE BAD
  • Frame can be too big for some
  • No sound isolation
  • Expensive
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