Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will remember the Enterprise’s chief engineer Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge as the character who wore the show’s coolest prop—the visor. Unlike the visor from the show, Avegant Glyph packs a complete entertainment system into a headset that puts the wizardry of Star Trek to shade. Aptly titled “mediawear”, the headset offers a complete audio and video experience.
Designed for 360-degree media, the Avegant Glyph adaptable to prescription glasses and can be used to view a wide range of streamed and stored media including television shows, gaming content, movies, and crystal clear audio. The 360-degree compatibility makes the device one of the landmark products that supports complete head tracking. What separates the device from other media headsets is its innovative use of retinal projection technology that uses low-power LEDs to transmit images directly to your eyes, avoiding the strain of having to concentrate on a tiny screen. The LED light passes through a complex optical mechanism that includes a two-million micro-mirror array. This imaging and retinal projection system has been patented by Avegant and delivers razor-sharp microHDMI video, images, and seamless gaming content at 1280x720p to each eye. Powered by a 2060mAH Li-Ion battery and charged through a standard microUSB port, the Glyph offers 4 hours of video and audio playback in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Unlike other VR competitors, the Glyph has not been designed as a VR headset. Instead, the device functions as a versatile personal movie theater, creating a personal entertainment space for multiple media types that’s miles ahead of anything from Star Trek.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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