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December 26, 2013

Avegant takes on the Oculus Rift with Glyph

Wearable display technology has been getting a lot of attentions lately. However, instead of just riding the waves, Avegant has taken the Virtual/Augmented Reality fad to the next level with their device dubbed as the Glyph.

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Just recently, we had the liberty of taking an Oculus Rift prototype for a spin. But as cool as it may seem, we find the Rift too bulky for comfort; a complete opposite of Avegant’s Glyph that can pass for a high-end headphones.

That’s because the Glyph is indeed a headphone with a pair of 40mm drivers on each side with a dynamic range of 20Hz – 20KHz. Of course, that’s just the whip-cream and cherry on top, the real treat lies underneath the Glyph’s headband.

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Instead of an obtrusive LCD/LED panel smacked in front of your face, Avegant utilized a technology coined Virtual Retina Display, which projects images straight to your eyeballs through a set of “low-power, low-light LED light”. It creates an illusion that your 8-feet away from an 80-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.

According to Avegant, their brainchild will make its debut on CES 2014 and they’ll take it to Kickstarter to gather more funding in preparation for mass production. Minimum pledge for the Glyph is said to start at USD500.

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5 Responses to “Avegant takes on the Oculus Rift with Glyph”

  1. Raz says:

    Astig! Sana maging available dn agad d2 sa pinas yan. 80″ screen?! ayup! pero sana gnwa ndn nla 3d capable pra future proof. hehehe

  2. mpdhall says:

    It comes available here in our country a year after!

  3. Justin says:

    I have a feeling this will ruin your eyes after constant prolonged use.

  4. wew says:

    wow astig d rin ganun kamahal…kaso panu ung effects niya sa health?baka makaexperience ung user after use ng dizziness tska problema sa mata as long-term effect.

  5. Ryebvel says:

    I’m so gonna buy the Dev Kit 2 if they release it before the consumer version!
    By the way, for the author, when can I find an occulis rift Dev Kit 1 in Philippines? Just wondering if I could have a taste of the so-called “the real next-gen gaming device”

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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