Items tagged with Glasses

Just over a month ago, we brought you the amazing story of Les Baugh, a Colorado man that spent 40 years as a shoulder-level double amputee as a result of an electrical accident. Through the help of two Modular Prosthetic Limbs, Baugh was able to perform tasks that many of us take for granted like moving his “bionic” arms and fingers, and lifting/grasping objects. That story hit me right in the gut, and we have another heart-warming story for you today — this one involves former U.S. Air Force Veteran Mark Cornell, who has been legally blind for the past 20 years. Cornell, who serves as the President... Read more...
The Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses are great for watching movies on-the-go, but command a steep price and offer little utility beyond this function. And despite inevitable comparisons to the yet-to-be-released Oculus Rift, the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses don’t provide a true ‘virtual reality’ experience, and are thus a very different animal. The good news is that you can buy them now. The bad news is that they are very expensive (around $800) and fairly limited in application. The Cinemizer OLED glasses are best used as a simple mobile media device for watching movies. The... Read more...
Google Glass is one of those innovations where you know right away that you're staring at the future. Google has been a company that has constantly pushed the envelope in a variety of things, and recently, some of those "things" have been far-flung ideas that would never earn an ounce of funding at more focused, strapped outfits. But since being announced last year, very little has been said. The company gave Google I/O 2012 attendees the chance to put their name in the hat for an early pre-order, noting that they'd receive an e-mail once the Explorer units were ready for purchase at $1500 apiece.... Read more...
Folks have been clamoring for more on Google's Project Glass, and Sergey Brin--one of the co-founders of Google who is now burying himself in the R&D department--recently appeared on “The Gavin Newsom” on The Current with the prototype glasses perched on his face. (Side note: Yes, that Gavin Newsom. He’s a lieutenant governor with a talk show.) The visit was actually a bit awkward as you can see in the video, as it’s a lot of Brin and Newsom describing what they’re seeing via the glasses with no visual for the audience. However, Brin dropped a bomb when he stated... Read more...
The fruit of Project Glass, a project born from Google X, is essentially a futuristic-looking pair of glasses that probably runs on Android and bring the whole Google experience right up to your face (and left eye, apparently). There have been plenty of rumblings and rumors about these glasses for months, and today the Project Glass group released some tasty design concepts to keep the fires burning. As you can see, the shades look to have a lightweight metal frame, eye pads, and a small screen mounted in front of the left eye. You can see from the nifty video created by Project Glass that the... Read more...
What if Android were everywhere? It also is. It's in car, on tablets, on phones, and now, even in glasses. Epson has just launched the Moverio BT-100 See-Through Display, which is based on Google's mobile OS. It's called the world's first Android-based see-through wearable display, and it uses micro-projection technology and an Android-powered track-pad controller to enable users to view streaming video, experience side-by-side 3D content and enjoy downloaded digital content on a virtual 80-inch perceived screen projected into the user's real environment. There's built-in Wi-Fi, nearly six hours... Read more...
3D had a huge coming-out party at CES 2011, and it's looking like that trend will continue into 2012. LG, shortly after introducing a majorly huge 55" OLED HDTV, is announcing their newest collection of 3D glasses, including a pair designed by renowned eyewear designer Alain Mikli. They'll be introduced in Q1 2012, with the F310, the clip-on F320 and the Alain Mikli F360 being lighter and more comfortable to wear while upgraded design features such as curved lenses and clean frame structure have transitioned 3D glasses from burdensome requirements to stylish fashion accessories. "Compared to active... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced that a new, more affordable, wired 3D Vision kit will soon hit the market. The NVIDIA 3D Vision wired glasses will arrive with an MSRP of only $99 and allow compatible GeForce owners to enjoy the benefits of NVIDIA’s 3D technologies with a pair of active shutter glasses connected to a single USB port. Full details and other information regarding the release are posted in the PR below... NVIDIA Introduces New 3D Vision Wired Glasses for Only $99 New Wired Model Delivers Same Award-Wining 3D Vision Quality and Features with Sleek New Design, Making Full HD (1080p)... Read more...
While 3D has obviously exploded in recent months, one thing that has been left in the dust is universal support and compatibility. With everyone taking 3D and running with it, we've been left with a lot of fragmentation in the market, with some sets supporting active, and others passive. And that's just the start. But regardless of the differences that are adding pain points today, Panasonic and XPAND 3D are hoping to help. Those two companies have today announced that they have formulated M-3DI, a new standard for 3D active-shutter eyewear products that will bring about compatibility among 3D... Read more...
And if you had any lingering doubts that the 3D push was in full effect, let those doubts be banished. You know things are getting a little crazy when a fashion icon like Calvin Klein actually takes time to produce a set of 3D shades and market them in the company's line. Klein's fashion brand is known worldwide, and there's a good chance that people who are turned off by typical 3D glasses will give it another shot if they can actually look good while enjoying the content. Marchon 3D has teamed up with CK in order to make these shades a reality, calling them the "most technologically advanced,... Read more...
Wow, what a difference a few years makes. It wasn't too long ago that Polaroid was cranking out camera after camera meant to show images just moments after they were shot. A downfall and ownership change later, and now the namesake is latching onto a bandwagon rather than starting one of their own. 3D is obviously all the rage these days, and while some people still don't get the allure, there's no doubt that the buzz is bringing in money from somewhere. Polaroid Eyewear has just announced that they'll be launching 3D glasses. That's right. Polaroid 3D glasses. You're probably assuming this is... Read more...
Cute? Or just ridiculous? It may be a combination of both, but one thing it definitely is is a money grab. As 3D continues to take the world by storm, more and more companies are hoping to get in on the riches. RealD has been a part of 3D development for years, and their passive 3D glasses are in tons of movie theaters today. These cheap, flimsy glasses are amazingly one size fits all, though, and obviously a huge market opportunity is being missed. Er, was being missed. Today, RealD introduced their newest 3D glasses, and while the design is very similar, the size isn't. These are designed for... Read more...
Oh brother. We get the feeling that a monster has been created. In just over a year's time, 3D has managed to take over nearly every part of the entertainment world. 3D is now in cinemas, homes, video games, Blu-ray movies, and even on TV commercials. It's the new "big thing." And we all know what happens each time a new "big thing" comes along: accessories.Just as companies are rushing out iPad accessories before the device even ships, Cereplast is hoping to make a splash with an eye-catching set of 3D glasses. No, these don't look much different than the RealD glasses you probably already own,... Read more...
If you're anything like us, you spend a great deal of time looking at an LCD monitor. Every so often you'll get up the nerve to go look at an HDTV or a movie screen, but by and large your eyes stay planted on whatever monitor is connected to your rig. Myvu's hoping to give those retinas of yours a break, regardless of where you're at. The company has just introduced the Crystal EV, a "personal media viewer" that looks like a set of glasses worn by one certain Star Trek character (whom we won't mention by name). InMotion Entertainment has signed on to sell these video glasses at airport stores across... Read more...
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