Avegant Glyph wearable headphones-display mashup arrives on Kickstarter

Brittany A. Roston - Jan 22, 2014
Avegant Glyph wearable headphones-display mashup arrives on Kickstarter

Avegant’s Glyph, the wearable display with built in headphones, has arrived on Kickstarter today as promised, bringing with it “Virtual Retinal Display” and on-eyes goodness. The campaign funding is rising quickly, already nearing the half-way point to goal, with several backing options being offered.

Unlike some similar wearable displays, the Glyph promises little to no eyestrain due to the use of a so-called Virtual Retinal Display — not to be confused with Apple’s Retina display — which projects the image onto the wearer’s eyes. Such is achieved using a low-power LED and micromirror array, and the resulting projection is easy on the eyes while remaining sharp and clear.

The display is accompanied by a couple ear cans, and video is delivered to the Glyph from a device via the use of an HDMI/MHL cable, with an adapter being used to deliver video from a mini-HDMI device. The unit is being offered in black, blue, and white, and weighs in at 16 ounces, making them hefty, but not too large.

At the moment, the campaign sits at 213 backers with $108,444 in funds, nearing the halfway point towards the $250,000 USD goal. The numbers are rising quickly — it sat at $98k when I started this article — and $499 USD is the minimum threshold to get your hands on a Kickstarter Edition of the Glyph.

SOURCE: Kickstarter

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