California-based startup Avegant has unveiled the consumer design of its first headset at this year’s International CES.
California-based startup Avegant has unveiled the consumer design of its first headset at this year’s International CES. Seperating themselves from the rest of the VR pack, Avegant don’t use the same magnified screen technology as Oculus, Samsung, and most other companies. Instead, they use a virtual retinal display that projects images directly onto your eyes. The company claims this technology is less likely to cause eye fatigue because it simulates natural light. Furthermore, instead of goggles, Glyph looks more like traditional (Beats by Dre-like) headphones. Most likely because they areheadphones, they just tip forward onto your eyes if you want to use them as a VR headset.
Although Glyph has the head-tracking sensors to let users play 3D virtual reality games, Avegant is initially targeting those who’d rather watch movies. The company says its HDMI port will be able to take in and display content from phones, tablets, computers and game consoles.
The Glyph is slated for a Fall 2015 launch at $599 USD, with preorders until then running at $499 USD.
Courtesy of: highsnobiety