smart glasses come With many different flavours. there’s the augmented reality typewhich can overlay useful information about the real world, the kind that acts as a file bluetooth speaker But on your head, even the glasses that act as a pointer Head-mounted camera To capture the moments of your day.
Then there’s the kind that acts as a wearable monitor — with tiny screens built into the sides of each lens so you can display multiple virtual screens for watching movies, working or playing games — all without having to hold a smartphone to your face. Most wearable displays, such as Lenovo ThinkReality A3They need to be attached to a mobile device or laptop for power and processing so the glasses aren’t weighed down by chips and batteries.
But that’s what’s interesting about Nemo, new glasses from a company called Nemo Planet. This smart spec eliminates the need for wired connectivity while still being relatively light. Instead, they use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 processor, which turns them into something like a small computer sitting on your head.
Nimo Planet wants its mugs to replace your laptop on the go. Instead of lugging around your 3-pound device, you can just get your own Nimo and a slim Bluetooth keyboard and mouse (or maybe something like that). Wear the glasses at the airport or coffee shop, and the dual screens on the edge of each lens will work on up to six virtual screens so you can keep typing away.
Or so the company says. Nimo Planet has been working on these glasses for over four years, with a core team of 10 people from Kerala, India. After only burning $300,000 during development at the time, the company finally launched the Enterprise and Developer Program, where third-party developers can gain early access to development kits, and enterprise customers can reserve units. The company expects the glasses to ship in the first half of 2023, and people in select cities in India and the US will be able to purchase Nemo for $799.
What makes Nemo feel promising is his focused approach. She is not trying to do everything. There are no mechanisms for augmented reality. There is no camera that you can take pictures with. There aren’t any speakers either – you’ll need to pair the Bluetooth earbuds with the glasses. And these glasses aren’t designed to handle intense tasks like Photoshop, just low-lift apps for word processing and project management.
“We want to make hardware as simple as possible and make sure multi-screen productivity works great,” says Rohildev Nattukallingal, founder and CEO of Nimo Planet. “Everything else is secondary to us. That’s why we don’t have a camera, speaker, or depth sensors—focusing All the major companies are building the next mixed reality world, but our approach is about how to help someone work anywhere without compromising productivity.”
Natucalingal says potential clients he has spoken to are interested in implementing mixed reality glasses for employees who need to work while traveling. The first feature? Nobody can look over your shoulder and see what’s on your screen — which is important if you’re dealing with micro-contracts. (Lenovo also considers this a boon from ThinkReality A3, its tethered smart glasses system.)
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