Vuzix’s new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer – TechCrunch

Less than a full day in CES 2021, and it seems that smart glasses are taking a lot of shape as a trend. I have written about a pair Lenovo AR Specs Aimed at business applications yesterday, and some other companies have in the meantime incorporated different levels of “smartness”.

Of vuzix The latest models are still several months away, but they are one of the more promising ones seen on the show thus far. The company is best known for its business-focused solutions – because, after all, where all the money is – at least until someone delivers a truly profound breakthrough in the consumer category.

These are probably not like this (if I were to guess, I would look more closely at the offerings from the big consumer electronics companies), but they seem like a step in the right direction, in the context of a proposal that is in reality Enhances A presentable form factor. It seems that AR glasses, which look like regular glasses, have the right hook here. There are clearly differentiating factors here, but next-gen glasses look much closer than standard eyewear that we’ve seen in the past.

This is no small part of the partnership with Jade Bird Display, which will help the Chinese company’s commercialization of microLED technology. Jade Bird describes it as follows:

JBD provides active matrix inorganic microLED display chips and panels with wavelengths from UV to visible IR. Pixel pitches range from 400 dpi to 10,000 dpi with a variety of resolutions. With high brightness, high EQE, high reliability, these panels are ideal for AR, VR, HUD, projectors, weapon sights, 3D printing, microscopes, and more.

The module, which presents a monochrome stereoscopic image, is the shape of a pencil eraser, according to Vuzix’s description. The company says that Glass will be available in a number of configurations, including Wi-Fi and optional LTE. All will feature stereo speakers and noise canceling mixes.

No word on the price, but Vuzix says they should hit the market this summer.