Vuzix next-gen microLED smart glasses introduced at CES Event

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Recently at the CES 2021 event, The Vuzix, which is a wearable tech and augmented reality provider introduced Companies’ next-gen microLED smart glasses . They come with MicroLED technology, come from the partnership with the Chinese firm Jade Bird Display. Two companies are going to release a variety of wearable displays and glasses with this new technology.

In the past, many smart glasses have entered the world. They all look very odd compared to the normal glasses. But Vuzix’s new MicroLED smart glasses look a lot similar to normal Glasses. You can comfortably wear them out in public on a daily basis.

These Glasses come with a very small projector module, featuring stereo speakers. They come in different configurations including cameras and without cameras. There is no information regarding pricing. But as per reports, we can expect Vuzix’s new MicroLED smart glasses this upcoming summer.

Here are some details about Vuzix microLED smartglasses

Vuzix microLED smart glasses come with a module that projects a monochrome stereoscopic image. This microLED tech features Jade Bird Display. It comes with a pixel pitch that ranges from 400 dpi to 10,000 dpi. Along with a variety of resolutions like High brightness and reliability. These panels are well suited for AR, VR, and 3D printing.

The small highly effective projectors are mounted on either side of smart glasses. Along with being comfortable in size this microLED tech can enable you to turn on or off the pixels. Rather than keeping the light on all the time on the lens. Which is an improved feature compared to the previous Vuzix’s display. If it comes with these features then there is a chance that we can see a significant increase in battery life too.

MicroLED smart glasses combine Vuzix’s waveguide tech with display engine optics. They will help in mapping the image onto the inside of the glass. Thus resulting in a high-tech gadget that can project stereoscopic monochrome or colorful images with high resolution and better pixel density onto both lenses. Based on the software requirements.

Connectivity:

As per Vuzix, These microLED smart glasses will support WiFi and optionally available LTE in addition. The gadget has a stereo audio system and also comes with noise-canceling microphones. The gadget may come with android and iOS-supported gesture-based contact controls. Which can be used for managing the cell phone apps. All this by simply utilizing the simple edges of the smart glasses.

Vuzix microLED LTE addition will make the device a self-contained connection without a phone. “You will see this morph into standalone glasses that can be your phone,” Travers says.

However, 5G isn’t yet possible because of battery and design limits.

As per TechCrunchUnlike Vuzix’s earlier $1,000 Blade mannequin this new model of microLED smart glasses doesn’t have any official identity yet from Vuzix’s.

 Vizux’s MicroLED smartglasses Other Details:

Traver’s said Vuzix used a Qualcomm chip in its microLED smart glasses. But he didn’t confirm which one. He further added It is not possible yet to use Qualcomm’s high-end XR2 chip. Which was previously used in Oculus Quest 2. Because of the small size of the smart glasses.

“I wish it was Qualcomm’s high-end XR2 that was in these glasses,” he says. “Believe me, we tried to fit them in.”

Future Implementations:

Vuzix microLED smart glasses look a lot like regular glasses and you can comfortably wear them just like your eyeglasses. In upcoming years it is possible that this tech can be implemented in other forms and products.

Travers mentions ” We can see these displays may get introduced into scuba-diving glasses and gun sights and some other areas as we move forward.

Travers mentions that these smart glass display engines with or without lenses and waveguides will be sold to others. He also added ” If Google wanted engines they could buy from Vuzix and Jade Bird.

In 2015 Intel bought a 30 percent stake in smart glasses manufacturer Vuzix.

We can say that Vuzix smart glasses are more in the heads-up display than true AR. and it is aimed more at the enterprise, especially after Intel bought a 30 percent stake in Vuzix.

Vuzix says it is also planning to get into fields like medical, retail, and material management sectors. Where they can use companies M100’s internet-connected display for workers. Thus, allowing them access to information and data collection, etc. At that time Google was also working on a similar project called Glass at Work scheme. For developing software that can connect glasses to real workplace scenarios.

With the gradual adoption of headsets and glasses in the consumer, workplace focused AR and VR products has been increased.

As a consequence, we heard so little about Microsoft’s HoloLens, and the second-generation Google Glass. And also Magic Leap’s AR glasses in the years since those gadgets made their debuts.

Some other companies working on Smartglasses

Even with the small consumer reception for AR and VR products, many companies have started working towards consumer smart glasses. As a result, we can see, Amazon has entered into the smart glass market with Echo Frames. Facebook also working on this tech in partnership with Ray-Ban. If rumors are accurate Apple’s AR headset or a pair of smart glasses soon in the near future.

Conclusion:

Vuzix next-gen microLED smart glasses are one of the hottest gadgets introduced in the virtual CES 2021 event. The microLED tech is introduced into the glasses with the help of a partnership with the Chinese firm Jade Bird Display. Both companies are planning to release this wearable in the upcoming summer.