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Watch out, Google. Here comes Olympus with the MEG4.0 and don’t dismiss this as a Google Glass knockoff. Olympus has been researching and developing wearable displays for more than 20 years. The MEG4.0 concept, and with that, its eventual production counterpart, has been a long time coming and could be a serious competitor in the space.
Olympus made it clear in today’s announcement that the 30g MEG4.0 is both a prototype and a working name. The stem-like system sits on one side of the glasses and connects to a tablet or phone through Bluetooth. A 320 x 240 virtual screen floats above the wearer’s eye line. The MEG4.0 is designed for all-day use and should last eight hours on a charge, although Olympus states the glasses are designed for bursts of use, 15-seconds at a time.
Google isn’t the only player in the augmented reality game. In fact several companies have toyed with the concept for the last few years including Olympus. The company introduced a working set of AR glasses back in 2008. Called the Mobile Eye-Trek (shown above) the glasses were designed to be worn on a daily basis, feeding information like email to the wearer on a screen placed 50cm in front of the eyes, making it appear as a 3.8-inch screen.
While the Mobile Eye-Track never hit the retail market, Olympus indicated at the time that the prototype would lead to a production version by 2012.
However, much like Google, Olympus is not revealing the user interface yet. If the MEG4.0 is to be a success, the interface, and more importantly, the depth of the information available needs to be as mature as Google Glass. Price and availability was not announced.
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Question by TheAllKnowingFizz: Why are people telling me, “Dont get an iPhone” ? It looks pretty neat to me…?
What’s the deal with the people screaming “DONT GET AN IPHONE!” ?? What’s that all about? Are they just anti-apple or caught up in some bandwagon issues?
Answer by xWWWx
most people are telling you this because they are overpriced if you wait until july 11 apple will release the iphone 3g starting at only $ 199 and it is suppost to be faster and better than the 1st gen. so id wait until the 11th then buy that one hope i helped.
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… after checking out the videos is:
What does it actually do for anyone who isn't a pretentious creative type?
I like the idea of the whole approach to the UI, but as shiny and lovely as I find it, I have a feeling many of the features shown comes across as those 'works really well in a demo and showing off to others, in real life not so much' things that traditionally Apple – not Microsoft – does so well.
I'd definitely like to see more in terms of messaging / scheduling…
Props to gdgt – new in gadgets