Oakley, Motorola prep second-generation Bluetooth sunglasses
Chicago (IL) – Fancy new eyewear from Oakley has popped up on the FCC website: The “O Rokr Pro” will be the second generation of Bluetooth sunglasses to result from the cooperation with Motorola and the first to be capable of music streaming.
Oakley has been offering expensive high-tech sunglasses for some time – in 2004, the company introduced the “Thump” MP3 player glasses and followed up in 2005 with an updated model. Now it is time to revamp the Razrwire Bluetooth glasses, which the company introduced together with Motorola a little over a year ago.
The new model with the rather strange name “O Rokr Pro” gets a new design an a Bluetooth update to version 2.0 and support for A2DP, which means that users will not only be able to receive phone calls with the device, but also stream music from a Bluetooth-enabled host. There are six buttons located on the headset frame, which allow the user to adjust the volume, accept and hand up call, as well as control music playback: play/pause/fast forward/next track/fast backward/previous track.
According to the manual, the O Rokr Pro will offer a standby time of 100 hours and a talk time of 5 hours. An 80% charge will take about 90 minutes, while a full charge is estimated to take 180 minutes. Charging can be done via a supplied wall-mount charger or an optional USB cable that can be plugged into a PC.
It looks like that the 49 gram-light glasses will be available with three different tints of the glasses – grey, bronze and black.
Pricing has not been announced, but should not be too much different from the Razrwire, which is currently selling for $225.