Lenovo Planning New Sleek AR Glasses That Allow PC Users to Visualize Multiple Workspaces
Early this year, Nreal created a lot of buzz with the reveal of its smartphone-tethered Light AR glasses targeting the consumer market. Lenovo has now revealed its own new set of small AR glasses for the PC targeting the PC business users.
The Lenovo AR Concept Glasses are sleek and ultra-slim but they still cannot be confused for ordinary sunglasses. However, they are small enough that you will be able to carry and wear them anywhere in the public even though they will still look a bit awkward. Lenovo expects these glasses to help workers in accessing workspaces while on the go.
With these high-tech glasses, Lenovo wants users to experience augmented reality that provides visual privacy while they are working in the public spaces and which also enable workers to view multiple screens simultaneously. Instead of trying to create a completely new platform or a new set of apps, the Lenovo glasses enable PC users to have access to various types of content including social media, work as well as the gaming software that they already have but within the augmented reality glasses as needed.
The tech giant is yet to disclose the full specs of the Lenovo AR Concept Glasses but from the images seen so far, they appear to have three front-facing cameras, support for prescription lenses as well as a cable that connects to a laptop. A Lenovo video shows the tech company working on the ninth-generation Intel Core i7 as well as the GeForce GTX-powered PC. However, the minimum specs of the new AR glasses are not yet apparent.
Lenovo has a prescient approach to its new augmented reality glasses. Its competitors such as Microsoft and Magic Leap have tried to build completely new platforms around their augmented reality headsets that need the purchase and the actual wearing of their new computer hardware in order for users to immerse themselves into the augmented reality experience. Companies like Nreal, Apple and Qualcomm have placed an emphasis on smartphone-tethered augmented reality solutions which can be used anywhere and which need full-room mapping in order to avoid accidents. Lenovo’s approach, on the other hand, narrows the scope of the user’s movement to a chair and its focus is mainly on the simpler use-cases.
The company has yet to release the pricing details and the release date for the new headset which was exhibited at Lenovo’s Beijing edition of the Tech World this week. Lenovo’s Mirage Solo VR headsets have been used in pediatric medical applications and it has also previously marketed Star Wars-themed augmented reality solutions for kids.