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posted by janrinok on Monday February 05 2018, @08:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the eye-see-what-you-did-there dept.

Intel is launching plain-looking smartglasses that beam a monochrome red image directly into your retina using a laser. There are no cameras on the device:

Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from Bloomberg and others. Seen by The Verge, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50 grams, a bit more than regular eyeglasses but much less than Google Glass, for example. The electronics are crammed into the stems and control a very low-powered, class one laser that shines a red, monochrome 400 x 150 pixel image into your eye. Critically, the glasses contain no camera, eliminating the "big brother" vibe from Glass and other smart glasses.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 06 2018, @07:59AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 06 2018, @07:59AM (#633686)

    OK, so they miniaturized an imager from a virtual-boy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Boy/ [wikipedia.org], but managed to make the resolution suck more... oh, boy.
    The VB imager was from the now long defunct Reflection Technologies product, private-eye. I got to use one, it was ok by late 80's standards.
    With the recent price crash in VR headsets, No-one's even going to touch this at anything over a $50 retail impulse buy.
    At that price point though, I'd wear it over a smart-watch, maybe if it included bone-conduction BT audio.