The Avegant Glyph brings an original perspective to the alternative reality. The gadget has the appearance of a VR device, but it is not a virtual reality gadget. It also appears to be a massive headset; however, the product was not developed to be used for an audio experience, since it is something else. Avegant calls the gadget a media wear, which can be a misleading name. It has a couple of top-sounding headsets, with two sensors on the bottom of the strip.
The user can pull it over the eyes, and instantly it feels like he is sitting in the middle of the action. The Glyph system is like a combination between Oculus Rift and a Beats by Dre, both devices bringing the best of these worlds: visual and audio. After a lot of search and development, over $1 million in crowd funding strategy and plenty of customer examination, Avegant is preparing the gadget to be delivered to the major markets during the first quarter of 2016.
The Glyph’s original design appeared just a couple of years ago and it was just a blunder of circuits and plastic connections, similar to innovative eyewear that someone might use in a goofy sci-fi film. Avegant had just an idea about the final outcome and a series of items looking like oversized headsets. Now it is far more stylish than even the best sketches, even if it still similar to an audio device.
The large parts go over the ears and its band sits on the nose thanks to an exchangeable nose pad. The users who examined it said that different individuals have different noses, and the Glyph is delivered with four choices for it. It looks funny, like a futuristic low quality visor, but Avegant promises that everyone will feel extremely comfortable while using it.
It is enough to put the device on the head, modify the pair of eyepieces to fit your eyesight, rotate the switch on the lenses to fit prescribed glasses if you wear them, then relax and observe the scenario. It is almost tedious, in the sense that it is actually only a display in front of the eyes.
It is not meant to cover the whole visual field and make the person experience as if he is somewhere else. Probably it is intended for tourists who want better displays than the scraped and smudged pieces of thermoplastic on the rear of a 17D. Instead of developing something the can be used while sitting on the sofa, Avegant is trying to create something that can be carried anywhere on the globe with no problem.
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