MicroLED screens have appeared in recent years as viable alternatives to OLED screens, which has led to advancements mostly in the field of television.
The technology allows for tiny yet powerful projectors to be installed on either side of the smart glasses, which, according to Vuzix, appear very close to something you might feel comfortable with in public on a daily basis.
In combination with Vuzix waveguide technology and its display engine optics to project the image through the interior of the glass, the result is a tool that can display a monochrome hologram or color image on both lenses at a variety of pixel density and resolution.
Vuzix says the device supports wireless and optional LTE, as well as stereo speakers and noise-canceling microphones.
There are also gesture-based touch controls supported by Android and iOS, and they are supposed to control accompanying mobile apps using only the sides of the smart glasses.
And unlike Vuzix’s previous $ 1,000 Blade model, this new version doesn’t have an official product name or price yet, but Vuzix says it should be on the market this summer.
The shift towards workplace-focused augmented reality and virtual reality products was accelerated by the slow adoption of consumer-oriented eyeglasses, as well as a general lack of major developments in core technology in the field.
And the lukewarm consumer reception of augmented reality and virtual reality products did not prevent some of the big names from experimenting with using consumer smart glasses, as Amazon entered the smart glasses market through Echo Frames.
Facebook is also working on its first glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban, and rumors continue to circulate about Apple’s plans to launch an augmented reality glasses or smart glasses at some point in the near future.