The Lucyd Starman titanium frames weigh just over an ounce, and with their enhanced flexibility will fit most users out of the box. These patent-pending Bluetooth frames offer a unique mix of durable titanium, designer styling, optional vision correction, and smart features. All Lucyd frames include a 7-day moneyback guarantee and 1-year warranty against any defects in frame or lenses.
Sharp open-ear playback with flush speakers in each arm. Our largest volume range yet, supporting clear listening in noisy environments.
Noise-cancelling mic for calls and voice assistant.
Two buttons on the arms enable a selection of high-utility touch controls, including call answering, play/pause, track skip, volume adjustment and voice assistant activation.
Connect to most phones, PCs and smartwatches within a 50-foot range.
6.5-8 hours of playback per 2 hour charge. 160 hour standby connection time. A typical user who listens to 1 hour of music per day will only need to charge their glasses once a week or so.
Lenses and accessories
Includes black polarized UV400 lenses, reusable folding box, flat-folding case, cable, wall adapter, cleaning cloth and quick-start guide.
The Lucyd Lyte isn’t my first pair of Bluetooth audio sunglasses, but is my first experience with this brand. I chose that Starman frame style because I preferred the titanium wireframe over the chunkier plastic face frames.
The glasses come with a leatherette semi-hard case, a microfiber satchel soft case, cleaning cloth, and dual magnetic-tip USB charger. At first glance I thought the glasses would be heavy, due to the chunky arms that contain the audio and Bluetooth components, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are lighter than they look at only 32 grams, or 1.1 oz. The glasses only come in one size but can be fitted with prescription lenses or a multitude of different color/finish lenses. The dimensions of the glasses are as follows: 138mm overall width, 51mm lens, 18mm bridge, and 155mm arm length. While I generally require a slightly wider overall frame, despite these glasses not having hinges that articulate outward, there was enough flex at the corners for me to wear these comfortably for long periods of time without feeling like the arms were pinching the sides of my head. The Starman also has adjustable nose pads for a comfortable fit.
The lenses I got are UV400 polarized with a mirrored front finish and provide a decently darker viewing experience in bright sunlight, though aren’t as suitable indoors, potentially limiting where you can use them unless you get lighter colored or clear lenses. When you’re not using them, you can store them in the semi-hard case, which unfolds into a sturdy felt-lined pyramidal box; I love the case’s fold-flat design since it can be slipped into a jacket or back pocket while empty.
These glasses use a proprietary split cable which has two magnetic connector tips, one for each arm of the glasses, since the “earpieces” actually operate separately, much like true wireless ear buds, rather than a unified set of headphones. However, I didn’t like how easily the magnetic tips would shake loose and disconnect from the charging contacts on one side while I was trying to line up and connect the tip on the other side. The magnets don’t seem strong enough to hold the connectors firmly in place while you’re manipulating the cable, which is made more difficult by the cable’s general inflexibility. This makes for a mildly frustrating experience trying to seat the charging cable quickly and consistently.
When charging, the LED indicators on the outer side of the arm will be a solid red and shuts off after the units are fully charged. Since each earpiece has its own battery, note that they may finish charging at different times. As soon as the charger is disconnected from the earpiece, it will power on automatically, which I felt was a bit unnecessary, especially given how easily and often the charging contacts come loose and have to be re-attached. Thankfully, when the cable is reconnected the earpieces power off immediately to resume charging.
To power the headphones on from the ‘off’ state, you’ll need to press and hold both silver buttons on the underside towards the front of each arm. Pressing only one of these buttons will only power on that side. Once both sides are on, they will automatically pair to one another, then enter pairing mode for connecting to your music/audio source. Since there’s no accompanying app for Lucyd, you can go directly into your device’s Bluetooth settings and select “Lucyd Lyte” from the list and pairing was quick and straightforward.
These frames operate like any typical set of Bluetooth earphones with the ability to listen to music or answer and conduct hands-free calls through the built-in microphones. There’s a flashing blue LED on the outside of the arm while the earpieces are on, which makes them a bit more obvious as an electronic device versus normal sunglasses. The power buttons double as playback controls allowing you to start/pause audio with double presses, skip tracks forward and back with triple-presses, change the volume with short presses, as well as pickup, swap, or decline incoming phone calls. Call audio is clear from both ends and callers had no trouble hearing me when speaking at a normal volume. You can also activate a digital voice assistant like Siri or Google by holding either button for 2 seconds. Note that powering off either earpiece automatically turns off both.
Since the speakers for these frames are not in your ears, but instead positioned on the underside of each arm of the sunglasses and angled projecting the sound into your ears, they won’t block out external sounds and create an immersive experience, but instead allow you to freely hear what’s going on around you for better situational awareness. The audio quality isn’t impressive though, with thin sounding tonal quality, distant soundstage, and general tinny-ness. There’s also a lack of bass reproduction and a ton of sound bleeding even at moderate volumes, so folks around you will be able to pickup what you’re listening to from a few feet away. The one thing these do well is put out a lot of sound for its size, more than enough for most listeners, but remember that goes for both you and those around you. If you plan on taking calls on these at higher volumes, it’s pretty much like putting the other party on speakerphone.
While the sunglasses don’t announce the battery life upon powering up, in my phone’s Bluetooth devices list I can see an approximate percent remaining battery, and the battery seems to be quite long lasting as I’ve listened to over 5 hours of music and podcasts at medium/low volume, and it’s still showing about 50% battery. They also are great for watching video since the Bluetooth 5.0 protocol used performs with no lag or delay between the video and audio for an accurately synced viewing experience.
Overall, these frames are a stylish and lightweight pair of sunglasses that offer wireless Bluetooth headphones in a slim discreet profile. While the audio quality isn’t the best for listening to music in its fullest truest form, they’re usable for that purpose as well as for hands-free calling, as long as you don’t mind folks around you listening in. These are great for podcasts and audiobooks where fidelity isn’t as important while I’m out an about on a sunny day, but for use in indoor spaces, I’d consider getting clear lenses as they’re fairly easy to swap out.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Bluetooth, Listening to music, Sound quality
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Eyewear, Earwear, Smartware, or Fashionwear
Lucyd - Lyte Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses - STARMAN
I’m wearing some great, titanium framed, super light sunglasses (black polarized UV400) which are Bluetooth connected to my iPhone and Apple watch so I can listen to music or talk on the phone, No dangerous or awkward hand-eye coordination necessary to make it all work. My wife say they look cool as she wanders away with them for her morning walk.
SETUP and OPERATION: Pairing was no more than unplugging from their unique charger (two magnetized plugs which readily attach to the arms) and placing my iPhone into Bluetooth pairing. Under 5 seconds and music is playing.
All interactions with my phone are accomplished with easily found buttons located to the front and underside of each arm. One, two, or three presses or holding it down the button for various times manages everything you want to do with either MUSIC or PHONE CALLS. Couldn’t be easier. The voice assistant (SIRI) was also activated with a 2 second press. A walk-around need not be interrupted by looking down at your phone.
PERFORMANCE: Eyeglasses? perfect. Sound? Adequate. These are wonderful for phone and podcasts. Voices are clear and callers were unaware of what device I was using. Music quality, however, is not up to the standards set by just about any earbuds or headphones I’ve used. The loss of bass is hard to ignore for me. Musical performances are quite listenable, simply not accurate in the bass which rolls off too quickly.
SUMMARY: Lucyd has created a multipurpose device which somewhat defies categorizing. They’re headphone-like because they certainly deliver the sound to my ears. They’re an extension to my phones because I don’t need to drag my phone out of my pocket to answer it or to play music or a podcast. They are great sunglasses, both attractive are effective. Depending on your intended use, these are either a 5 or 3 star device.
I would recommend this to a friend
Design, Listening to music, Use for phone calls
Bass, Battery life, Wiring
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Desperately wanted to love these--but just can't
I wish I had nothing but superlatives for these glasses because they ARE pretty darned cool and I truly, DESPERATELY, wanted to love them. And if you want a stylish, ultra-comfortable, hyper-lightweight, fully functional pair of BT sunglasses, you're going to be hard pressed to find anything that comes close to what the Lucyd's have to offer. But if you have even a passing concern for audio quality, I hate to say that you're going to be SORELY disappointed in your purchase :-(
At first glance, these seem like a sure win for ultra-cool techie toy of the year. They look great (in my and my family's opinion), are exceedingly comfortable to wear, yet still manage to feel solid despite being about as feather-light as any pair of glasses I've ever worn (and I wear glasses daily, so I've got some experience and yardsticks for comparison). They come neatly appointed with a flat-folding case (very cool), polishing cloth bag, polishing cloth, USB charger and a proprietary charging cable with magnetic attachment points. Each stem has its own power supply and control button and can act independently (mono) as well as in stereo once both sides are powered up. From a distance, you'd be incredibly hard-pressed to tell that these are even BT glasses unlike some of the bulkier competition out on the market today--if it's stealth you're after, these could be your jam. You can use the inconspicuous control buttons (one on the bottom of each stem near the lenses) to provide a standard earbud-style interface/user experience with your phone or DAP--volume up/down, play/pause, track skip forward/back, answer/hang up/reject calls, voice assistant activation...it's all here. And call quality was actually quite exceptional...at least on the receiving end. I placed a number of calls using the Lucyd's and at no time did the party on the other end have any trouble hearing me. But when I started to peel back the onion a bit, that's where things turned sour.
First, the glasses cannot be charged while folded--the magnetic charging attachments prevent you from being able to keep the glasses closed while charging--this makes charging per se a little awkward because you always have to find a spot on the tabletop large enough to essentially leave the glasses unfolded and untouched. I would have much preferred a design that would allow me to return the glasses to the protection of the collapsible hard case, or even just the soft polishing cloth bag, while they were being charged for a few hours at a time. This wouldn't be so bad were it not for the fact that the proprietary charging cable is also laughably short...forget trying to plug these into a wall and then charging them on a table or desktop. The magnetic attachment points for the charging cable are also incredibly weak; they seem come loose with the slightest touch or movement and left me having to reattach them several times after discovering that I was only charging one of the stems after a day's use. This is also why it's virtually impossible to slip them into a case or protective bag during charging...definitely not ideal if you're concerned about scratching those great-looking lenses up front while you're leaving them unattended on a shelf or tabletop.
But--quite sadly--where things completely come off the rails is the sound. I guess I'm not sure what I was expecting, or who these glasses are really for, because I honestly found it hard to listen to these BT glasses in anything but a virtually silent environment (oftentimes difficult to come by when you're outside under the sun and therefore have occasion to reach for a pair of BT sunglasses). The design is such that the little drivers inside the stems are simply squirting sound down towards your ears, but fully out in the open...anyone around you can hear what you're listening to, or who is speaking, and worse still, EVERYTHING else around you is still impinging on your eardrums and begging for your auditory attention. I tried remaining on multiple calls while out and about (or wandering through a store) and each time I eventually had to hang up because, although the party on the other end of the line could hear me just fine, I had a hard time hearing the caller amidst the din, even with the volume completely maxed out.
More disappointing still--the sound is simply not ready for prime-time. I was willing to sacrifice a bit of fidelity for the convenience of taking my tunes with me in a stylish, near-invisible package without any of the discomfort associated with in-ear buds or drivers, but the sound was such a letdown that I simply can't recommend these to anyone who cares even slightly about having "good sound" at the ready. I imagine these would be fine for podcasts, or if you simply must be on the phone without buds or larger headphones dangling from/shoved in/sitting over your ears. But for music, the sound is tinny, veiled, distant, and practically without bass response at all, to the point where some bass-heavy tracks actually started to produce audible distortion. Yes, your tunes are along for the ride, but you're never going to feel "lost in the music," nor are you likely to feel very invigorated or satisfied if you're after a powerful, clear, and engaging sound signature...sadly, these just can't deliver. Now, I give Lucyd full marks for creating a stylish, comfortable, and compelling product with truckloads of promise--and maybe that's enough for you...but a BT device designed to deliver music on the go that struggles to reproduce music at all just can't quite earn my vote of confidence. Give them a spin yourself and see if you can live with the compromises in sound quality...for me, I'm going to have to keep looking.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Design, Listening to music, Sound quality
Bass, Battery life
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Cons far outweigh pros
I thought these would be a suitable alternative to earbuds for music listening and hands-free conversations. Included in the set are the glasses, USB charging cable and AC adapter, carrying case, and cleaning cloth. The fit and finish of the glasses are okay but not as stylish as high-end sunglasses. The one exception are the polarized lenses which are noticeably decent quality and do have a premium feel. There is a little flashing blue LED on the temple that flashes constantly when the glasses are powered on. It is not overly noticeable but will likely draw attention if attempting to be discreet. The temples power on independently from each other via small silver power buttons on each. If I only push one button, only that temple powers on. I originally thought the left temple was defective until I realized this. Oddly, pushing one button powers both temples off. Not sure if the odd power scheme is by design or if I got a defective pair.
Sound quality is okay but somewhat disappointing. I can’t see myself using these regularly for listening to music. I knew there would be a tradeoff to listening to music openly versus through a sealed set of buds or headphones but didn’t expect it to be this drastic. The design just isn’t good for fidelity. Sound is flat with zero bass and no warmth whatsoever. I’m merely hearing the music rather than truly becoming immersed in it. I can't totally blame sound quality on the open design because I occasionally listen to music on my phone speakers and it sounds much better. Sound during phone conversations is a little better although the volume is lower than I’d prefer on my end. Callers on the other end however say I sound good. My voice is clear and a normal volume. The biggest drawback to using these for conversations is that both sides of the conversation can be heard by others close enough to you. That makes these good for private use but not so much in crowded public areas.
Charging the glasses is often aggravating. Each temple has its own independent magnetic charging port that attaches to the charging cable via a Y-splitter. The small magnets that attach to the temples are weak and easily jostled free with the slightest cable movement. The charging cable is roughly 32-inches in length which sounds long but is actually short compared to average three-foot cable lengths. The length, Y-split design, and stiffness of the cable all contribute toward the magnetic attachments frequently popping free. The most aggravating part is each time a magnet disconnects, it causes the glasses to power on and reconnecting the magnet powers them off. It’s common for the glasses to power-cycle at least twice before I finally get them securely positioned to charge. Charging over USB is an option if preferred.
I tried my best to warm up to the lucid lyte glasses, but they aren’t practical for me personally. The sound quality is too poor for any real music listening. I’d never choose these over my buds or headphones. I would use them primarily for wireless communications, but the dark polarized shades make them useless indoors and I’d be reluctant to use them outdoors due to the amount of sound that can heard by others. They could be a good option for daytime driving if the vehicle doesn’t have Bluetooth phone connectivity. The fold-flat collapsible magnetic carrying case is the biggest standout of the package. It is nicely designed, durable and folds completely flat when not in use. It’s a cool case and one of the best I’ve ever owned. But no one’s buying these glasses specifically for the case.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Design, Listening to music, Sound quality
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I feel So Cool In These
I was skeptical about Bluetooth glasses and with good reason. I'm used to putting speakers into or over my ears. I have tried Bluetooth attachments for my frames and really didn't care for them, as they weren't very stable. They wouldn't stay on among other things. Okay, okay. They were bulky. However, it seems that the folks at Lucyd.co have something here. I really love how they feel on y face and how they drape over my ears. The sound is high and that's a good & bad thing. There's really no chance of getting the bopping bass that I'd get from over the ear headphones or even true wireless earbuds. But what they do accomplish, is the comfort of a conversation, even on a windy day. If I felt the need to hear the person on the other end of the call, I simply placed my palm over one of my ears and the sound amplified as if I were inside a speaker-box. The music, again, could sound better, but I do like the clarity that does come through. I usually wear hoods, so I'm always getting a little extra from the speakers, seeing as they are kind of enclosed. I hate that I wear glasses, but these are prescription adaptive, so I can add the appropriate lenses, at my own cost and from my own optometrist. At least I do have that option. When jogging and lifting weights, I never feel like they're going to fall off. The easy-to-use button controls (self-explanatory) are just that. Super easy to use. From changing volume, music, taking calls or using your smart assistant of choice, It's there at my fingertips. And I don't feel like I'm shoving the earpiece into my ear canal. So, yes. These are far from perfect, but boy howdy, are they on the right path. It comes with a Lense wipe, charging cable with brick & a sleek leather carrying case, that took me a few minutes to figure out. A one sheet quick start guide and finally, a promo sheet. I'd recommend these to a friend for sure.
I would recommend this to a friend
Design, Sound quality
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great sunglasses, but utility will vary
These are a nice looking pair of glasses with good sound (for the open design) and good performance. The build quality is solid, and they’re easy to use. But they have a limited application, and depends on your usage. Proprietary charger, likely a design requirement for all sunglasses/speaker devices, is a bit of a bummer.
IN THE BOX
You get a surprising amount of stuff in the box. You get the glasses, obviously, a charging cable, charging brick, glasses case, soft fabric sleeve, and microfiber cloth for cleaning the lenses. Definitely everything you need, I definitely appreciate which can fold flat when not in use, but offers sturdy protection.
Pretty simple, much like any other Bluetooth device. You put it in pairing mode, and find them on your source (i.e. phone). You’ll need to charge them first, and the charging connections are similar to Apple’s Magsafe; it’s a magnet that attaches to the inside of both of the arms of the sunglasses. (the charging cable is like a Y, with the double end attached to each arm.
The buttons are two silver stems that extend down from the arms. They’re more than just a raised button, which is nice and makes them easy to find by touch. And they are barely noticeable from a distance. Meaning no one can look at you wearing them and necessarily see them. The only rub about pairing, and later turning them on, is that you have to turn on both arms of the sunglasses. My guess is there’s a battery in each arm. Not a big deal, you can hold the buttons (you hold them for 6 seconds to turn on) as you’re putting them on your face. There’s audio word prompts letting you know when they’re powered on and off.
These are extremely light sunglasses. I didn’t weigh them, but they feel about the same as my Ray Bans in terms of weight. I found the build quality to be both, nice and cheap. I’m assuming some compromises had to be made to bring the weight down, notably with the use of plastic. The arms look kind of cheap, but not that bad, while the frames are thin metal and look attractive. Honestly, all-in-all, I’m impressed with the build quality, but I worry about durability in the long run. My Ray Bans have taken a beating over the years and they’ve held up well. I don’t imagine these would hold up as well, but that’s not necessarily surprising given the tech inside.
FIT AND USE AS SUNGLASSES
As pure sunglasses, I really like them. I think they look nice, and I like the shape of the frames. The arms are obviously thicker but they aren’t too distracting. My only issue in terms of fit is the length the arms. They are long enough for my big head, but the curve built in that would rest over your ears are a bit small. They won’t fall off my face, but when looking at them from the side while wearing them the curved part just doesn’t make it over my ears. If possible, I would try them on to see how well they fit first, before purchasing. Even for me, it’s not a dealbreaker, but I don’t know if it affects audio quality (I doubt it).
SOUND PERFORMANCE, VOLUME, and PERSONS AROUND YOU
I just want to issue a caveat that should be obvious, but you cannot expect these sunglasses, or really any audio sunglasses to offer the same performance of a cheap set of earbuds, let alone more expensive over the ear headphones. Bass response for example, depends on a tight seal in your ear. Obviously these are like mini speakers outside your ear, so there’s no seal. So there’s virtually no bass. However, I found the sound quality to be pretty good. The sound is crisp and clear. But don’t expect any heavy bass listening to club banger music.
In terms of volume, it gets loud enough to hear, but again, with it being open you will get background noise from your surroundings. Most people walking out and about would probably prefer to hear external noise for safety reasons. You can carry on a conversation with someone with sound on, but it can be distracting to you as the user.
Regarding other people hearing your music, in any relatively quiet setting (outside or in) they will hear it if they’re within a few feet. In my experience, when someone in my family wore them I couldn’t necessarily hear what they were hearing, I could just hear faint noise.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING
All-in-all, if you are in the market for audio sunglasses, Lucyd models are great options. They sound great (for what they are), they look good, offer good protection for your eyes, and have decent battery life. Plus the extras, like the case. However, FOR ME, I find them to be of little utility. I listen to podcasts/music when I’m out shopping or doing things around the house. If I am outside going on a walk with family, I’m typically not listening to anything. I also wear sunglasses a lot. But I found myself taking the sunglasses off my face when doing things when I listen to music (because I was inside). This had me wanting for my earbuds. When wearing them, I found that I don’t listen to music/podcasts with my sunglasses on a lot. To listen with these, I would be wearing sunglasses indoors that seemed weird to me. The best usage for me honestly, is on long road trips with my family where I can privately listen to a podcast that no one else in the car wants to hear. I can still hear them and what’s going on outside the car because of the openness of the sunglasses.
But this is just my usage. You might operate entirely differently, it’s just something to consider when looking into the Lucyd Bluetooth sunglasses. If you’re outside a lot by yourself (whether walking on sunny days, or work outside, these would be great and eliminate the need to carry sunglasses AND headphones. But in no way does that distract from my perceived quality of the sunglasses, just a reminder that people have different tendencies and preferences that play a part in how useful a device might be for them.
These are a great pair of sunglasses, that are reasonably priced and offer solid audio performance. They are of limited use (outdoors when listening to audio content), but when using them they are a pleasure and are easy to use.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I like them!
Very cool sunglasses!
I love the fact that are very light and the lenses do a very good job with the reflections.
The music or phone conversation can be heard by nearby people but that’s ok it’s not overwhelming just a pleasant experience overall!
I would recommend this to a friend
Listening to music, Sound quality, Use for phone calls
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great for your favorite Music anywhere
I received the Lucyd Lyte e-glasses, was not really familiar with the company, but so far so good. They are Bluetooth compatible with most phones and other devices. You can listen to music, podcasts or what ever source you desire from your connected device. You can receive and make phone calls, and you can use your voice assistant.
The sound quality is pretty good when listening to music, I do notice if you turn it up loud this is some distortion, but when they are this close to your ears your really don’t need to turn it up to the distortion point. Taking phone calls is easy, you just double tap on the left or right button to accept the call, same thing to hang up. While I had no problem hearing the other person on the call, the other person could hear wind noise and other background noise. While the background noise did not drown me out, it would be a nice upgrade to have noise cancelling. To use the voice assistant, you hold either button for two seconds to activate the voice assistant from your connected device.
The battery seems to have a long charge, I have been listening to music while I work and they are only down to seventy five percent after a couple of hours of listening, plus a few phone calls.
These are some pretty cool glasses and besides being connected they look pretty cool. They are polarized, and it states they can have prescriptions put into the lenses if you need it. I am happy with these e-glasses, even if they do not have a pop up screen or Jarvis, they are some pretty amazing Tech.
A:AnswerThey function as a stereo Bluetooth speaker and also have a mic so they also function as a headset to take calls. You can answer, hang up, pause, play, change volume, next, and previous from the glasses.