In the rise of modern technologies, glasses are associated with developments that simulate augmented reality. Augmented reality is the incorporation of digital information with the real world environment.
Recently, a renowned digital and electronics company Toshiba revealed their new wearable smart glasses that is powered by windows. Toshiba’s smart glasses is somewhat the same with Google glasses except for the fact that it is purely standalone and is connected to one of Toshiba’s DynaEdge Mini PCs.
Toshiba stated that their new AR smart glasses provides Live Video Calls, Alerts/messaging, See What I see, Photo/Video Capture, Document Viewing, Workflow Instructions and barcode Scanning capabilities. Read further in order for you to learn more about the new Toshiba AR Smart Glasses along with its price and specifications.
Toshiba AR Smart Glasses
Toshiba AR smart glasses are more likely called as an assisted reality rather than augmented reality. Nevertheless, this AR (Augmented Reality) glasses have two parts the eyepiece and the other one is the Toshiba DynaEdge mini-PC. The eyepiece provides AR functionality and showcases the things happening in the real world. It has a 640 x 360 display that is located over a single eye.
On the other hand, the DynaEdge mini-PC is used to access the Windows 10 operating system with your eyes. This mini-PC is actually launched last year and it has an Intel HD Graphics, 6 GB RAM, 512 GB of internal storage, Intel 6th Generation M Processor, USB ports and MicroSD slots, 802.11ac and LTE wireless, as well as headphone jack and a fingerprint scanner. It is said that it has four to six hours of battery life and can be used as a desktop PC. It can be docked at a desk and can be used with an external display, mouse, and keyboard just the same as a typical computer. Moreover, Toshiba AR smart glasses transform the way users interact with the device. Inputs include buttons on the computer and touchpad on the side of the eyepiece.
The system is actually meant for video conferencing, a point of video capture with the use of the embedded camera wherein you can save time by showing the wearer a set of instructions while looking through their projected point of view. Since it includes an optional fingerprint sensor, it may meet the security requirements of some businesses. Moreover, you can be able to pull up PDFs easily and you can zoom into specific selections using the aforementioned touchpad. When you are recording videos, the glass displays a red light as a privacy warning to other surrounding people.Since the system aimed at businesses and enterprise users, Toshiba will suggest additional options including safety helmet, headbands, and safety frames.
How Much Does Toshiba AR Smart Glasses Cost?
Prior to the launch of Toshiba AR (Augmented Reality) Smart Glasses, the product starts at $1,899 and can go up to $2,899 depending on the configuration with processor, memory and storage options and other industrial kits.
What are the Specifications of Toshiba AR Smart Glasses?
The idea behind Toshiba’s new DynaEdge AR Smart glasses is the ability to use your computer anywhere with the use of a handheld DynaEdge Mini-PC and a Smart Glass. Here are the official specifications that you need to know:
- Built-in speakers
- Dual Microphones
- 5 megapixel
- Auto Focus
- Flash LED
- Focus Range: 10cm to infinity
- Video Capture: – Up to 1080p @30fps
- 3 Control Buttons and
- 0.26” Diagonal
- Content Resolution: 1280×720
- Display Resolution: 640×360
- Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)
- Proximity Sensor
- 47g or 1.65 oz
This innovation might not be as popular and as exciting as other products. But Toshiba’s idea of integrating it into the daily workplace might be a big help in minimizing time and efforts for the workers. Well, we don’t know what the future holds we must brace ourselves because this kind of innovation is just a tiny spec of what the future brings for us.