A news report says LG will sell 3D glasses for only AUD $79, making them much cheaper than the reported US $150 Samsung will charge US consumers for 3D glasses, but with no “standard” for active-shutter 3D glasses, will LG’s glasses work properly with other brands?
Google Glass, Google schmass. What you really want on your face are these puppies. ION Glasses are sunglass or prescription glasses frames with a built-in LED, Bluetooth stack, and tiny button controller.
What do they do?
From the market perspective, glasses-free 3D, or even the entire 3D industry is still in the stage of big industry cake. European companies have an advantage in basic research and development, software & content, Chinese enterprises obvious advantages in the industrialization and application development.
Consumer 3D LCD monitors are becoming much more readily available and cheaper, and often come packaged with 3D glasses. My understanding is that many of these displays are passive, with every second row of pixels polarised in one way, and every other row polarised differently. With the glasses on, your left eye sees one set of rows and the right eye sees the other.
At CES 2014 today, Epson announced the next generation for their Moverio “smart glasses” product. The BT-200 utilizes a miniature LCD projection lens system on both sides of a pair of glasses to produce a binocular type display. The system is capable of producing see-through overlays of digital content on top of the physical world seen through the lenses.
Just yesterday we reported on the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses that will try to go toe-to-toe with Google Glass. The smart eye wear runs on Android, and will be released later this year for under $500. The video below is actually more like an interview, and it’s actually quite fascinating.
MIT’s research department working with the University of California at Berkeley has created digital display tech that can automatically compensate for vision problems, eliminating the need for glasses or contacts for specific uses like reading or viewing GPS navigation devices for far-sighted folks, among other potential uses.