Cast your mind back to the hazy past of 2013. Why? Because that’s when GadgetyNews first mentioned Avegant’s Glyph headset.
It’s with great excitement, then, that we are proud to announce that it has landed. Not only that, you can grab on today!
The wearable uses LED projection technology rather than a typical display system to mimic natural eyesight and remove the need for glasses or contacts.
Why is Glyph ground-breaking? Well, this cinematic wearable is able to provide stunning HD films, games and even live drone footage.
So far, so standard.
We also expect the slim-line wearable to play nice with most popular smartphones, tablets, consoles or computers. to watch all types of existing media, including 360-degree experiences and side-by-side 3D.
Yes, all types of existing media, including 360-degree experiences and side-by-side 3D are also catered for.
The Glyph even packs fully adjustable optics that compensate for most prescriptions. Great news for the likes of me – I shouldn’t need to wear glasses or contact lenses to enjoy the product.
What makes the Glyph stand out from the crowd is its pioneering and patented technology.
The viewer utilises a low power LED projection that beams imagery onto millions of microscopic mirrors. This is said to mimic natural eyesight. In so doing it brings a new level of immersive HD watching to wearers without the need for a screen.
Eye on the prize
Glyph was the winner of the CES 2017 Innovation Prize. As mentioned earlier, back in 2013 the product started off as a Kickstarter project.
It is great to see it now officially rolled out across the US and UK.
Check the website for more details.
This afternoon I will be getting eyes-on with the Glyph. So, stay tuned for my first impressions of this new breed of personal headset.
Price and availability
You can buy Glyph exclusively from Selfridges’ Smartech areas in London and Manchester. The headset is priced at £529.99.
Glyph specs at a glance
Resolution: 1280x720p per eye; 2 million mico-mirrors
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Field of view: 40 degrees diagonal
Battery Life: Up to 4 hours video playback
Dynamic range: 95dB
Video & Audio Input: microHDMI to HDMI