February 25, 2018

Intel's Vaunt smart glasses beams lasers right into your eyes

07 February 2018, 12:52 | Megan Pierce

The Verge

The Verge

Revealed by The Verge, Vaunt is a pair of glasses that offers basic, contextual information to one eye without a bulky and unsightly piece of additional hardware fitted to them.

A giant Silicon Valley company decides you might like to wear a computer on your head - so you can see helpful digital information floating right in front of your eyes. What do you guys think of Intel's Vaunt smart glasses?

Intel has managed to tuck in the electronics in the sterns and control a very low-powered laser that projects a red, monochrome 400 x 150 resolution image into the user's eyes. The lasers are used to show notifications visually.

Although the new smart glasses are still in developments stage and could be a lot different when it finally hit the shelves, it will be interesting to see the fate of the device in the coming days, considering what happened to the Google Glass. Eastwood stated that smart glasses usually have batteries integrated into the entire system making the glass very rigid and inconvenient for a user to adjust to the head size.

Vaunt glasses will be available to developers this year, but it's unclear whether regular consumers will be able to get their hands on a pair. Vaunt doesn't feature a camera to creep people out in public, or a glowing LCD prism screen hovering over the lenses.

The product can show simple messages like directions and notification.

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Moreover, the Vaunt smart glasses technology will comprise Bluetooth for connecting smartphone such as iPhone and Android phones accompanied with an accelerometer, compass as well as application processor compressed into the device.

The folks at The Verge managed to get an exclusive first look at the Vaunt smart glasses. They are pretty much the polar opposite of Google Glass and the "glasshole" effect.

There is a small display that you can look into to see the information and notifications. Intel's Vaunt glasses are designed with minimalistic functionality so the pair only weighs about 50 grams, and apart from an occasional "red glimmer", the lens display isn't visible to anyone on the other side of the glasses.

"Something like Pokémon Go may work on them", she said, "but developers will have to sacrifice graphics and the ability to display an object in sync with the terrain". "The image is then reflected into the back of your eyeball, directly onto the retina".

Weight: 33 Grams or 1.2 Ounces 18 hours of battery life Bluetooth Support for iPhone and Andriod devices Custom Intel processor Early access later this year in 2018 Pricing is not now available.

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