Intel AR Glasses

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Gotta give credit to Intel. They’ve created, what I think, are the first pair of great looking AR Glasses

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16966530/intel-vaunt-smart-glasses-announced-ar-video

Comments (9)

9 responses to “Intel AR Glasses”

  1. Daishi

    I'd be more impressed if first they had released a stable Spectre patch, announced a launch date for the Cannonlake chips that were originally meant to come out in 2016 and shown off a GPU worthy of a more enthusiastic description than the "broadly functional" that is about all that can be mustered for their current offerings. With their business under siege from all sides you'd think they'd be doubling down on their core competencies rather than wasting time and resources on frolics like this.

    • shameermulji

      In reply to Daishi:

      Fair enough but that's besides the point and a different issue altogether.

    • Angusmatheson

      In reply to Daishi:

      And historically software and low power have never been intel’s strong points - and for these glasses those two things would be critical. I never understand why why would want to reveal this so early. Clearly everyone else is making glasses - google, Apple. Why would intel show what they are doing years before they are ready. Do they want to sell chips to Google and Apple - so prove they have them?

  2. TheJoeFin

    They are interesting no doubt, but there are 2 huge differences between these and something like HoloLens.

    1. Still in a lab, not a product people can buy and play around with yet. Sounds like it'll be out to devs soon
    2. With no world facing camera that helps the perception of the wearer but also really reduced the capability of this type of the device. The HoloLens' ability to sense a room and do AR occlusion is a big deal with mixing the digital and the physical.

    Exciting to see more people in this space and hopefully the make some unique and meaningful progress in the AR space.

    • shameermulji

      In reply to TheJoeFin:

      If AR Glasses are going to go mainstream, people will have to want to wear it in public. These are a step in the right direction. HoloLens is a great device and great technology but it isn't a device people will wear outside or for long periods of time.

      • TheJoeFin

        In reply to shameermulji:


        Yeah, I agree these have the look of something which could go mainstream, but I don't know if they have the value proposition for the mainstream. Spend a hundreds of dollars so you can see small text pop-ups. I wouldn't buy a device like that.


        However, something with the look of these glasses but the functionality of the HoloLens I would pay for.

        • shameermulji

          In reply to TheJoeFin:

          "However, something with the look of these glasses but the functionality of the HoloLens I would pay for."


          Agreed.

        • wright_is

          In reply to TheJoeFin:

          The stumbling point for the Hololens functionality is the acceptability of wandering around with a camera on your head.

          In many countries it is illegal to photograph/film people in public or private without their permission. (The exception usually being if they are in the background and are not the subject.) That throws up difficulties, when talking to other people, you have to disable the camera until you get their permission to turn it back on...

          Add in that a lot of places have bans on cameras anyway. If you visit them, you have to hand over cameras and phones with cameras built in, before you are allowed to enter.

          • TheJoeFin

            In reply to wright_is:

            It will be interesting to see how these devices cope with laws and social norms, but I don't envision a future where I wear a device like this 100% of the time. I'd use it at work and at home. I'd probably not take it to the bar with me, maybe someday but not initially.

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