Not all AR glasses need to be stylish or classy. In fact, some need to be sturdy enough to survive in the real world.
The story around the Metaverse is that many of us are afraid that the future will literally have a screen on our face more than ever. Of course, the ideal future also includes stylish glasses and unobtrusive headsets, and perhaps contact lenses that allow you to experience another reality in reality. That may be fine for most people, but it is unlikely that the Metaverse will eliminate certain industries, especially those working on the infrastructure that enables the Metaverse. For many in these industries, regular smart glasses don’t work. So this mixed reality and AR smart glasses add a more robust spin to the story, even though it looks like a cyberpunk prop.
designer: Hatch duo
To make augmented reality and mixed reality more accessible and mainstream, the industry must first create headsets and eyeglasses that aren’t bothersome to use, not to mention cheap. It’s not as easy to wear AR gear as it does with regular specs, but it’s the goal of many device makers and platform developers. That said, not all potential users of AR services need flashy glasses.
Just as industrial workers often need more rugged phones, they also need more rugged AR equipment. Even Microsoft HoloLens and Magic Leap, two of the few headsets for these users, may not really be rugged for comfort. In contrast, the ThirdEye Gen MR X2 is designed for harsh environments. It’s thick, sturdy, and almost menacing, but it also means it’s more comfortable and easier to use.
For example, the visor has two layers, one that provides the actual HUD (Heads Up Display) and the other that acts as a protective shield for both the eyes and the display. The fairly bulky frame contains all the hardware needed to run the MR and AR experiences, so the cables don’t hang unstable from your body. Also, instead of a joystick or gloves that tie the wearer’s hands, the frame of the glasses has buttons for some important actions, depending on the gestures to control the software running on the device. I am.
The ThirdEye X2 looks like a combination of the bulkiness of today’s generation headsets and the sophisticated smart glasses of the future. However, its shape is designed not only for comfort but also for safety and can be expanded to attach a safety helmet. At the same time, like a mix of retro design and futuristic cyberpunk, black and orange smart eyewear has an almost geeky appeal. This is an interesting design hybrid, and it could actually become more common as we walk the path to the future of AR that everyone wants to talk about.