2017 is truly becoming the year of virtual and augmented reality, and Lenovo is presenting its own take on consumer AR with the New Glass C200.
Combining AR and AI (artificial intelligence) into a monocular smart glass system, the C200 can scan real-life objects in order to quickly access information and share it with colleagues. If this looks strange to you, you’re not alone.
Had it been an all-in-one product, the C200 would be a lot sleeker, but we’ll have to deal with two primary parts for now: a glass unit that’ll attach to your head, and a pocket unit that fits in your… pocket.
The headpiece is actually quite light, weighing only 60 grams and covering a single eye. Once worn, information will be displayed on top of your surroundings with the help of its Linux operating system. It can then provide step-by-step instructions to fix things in cooperation with remote co-workers.
As of now, it’s limited to scanning around 20 types of objects, including building schematics and similar items that can be labeled using boxes and annotations. The AI is smart enough to combine data from the camera, sensors, and the user’s usage history for real-time info. Commands can be made through voice, gestures, and buttons on the units.
Doesn’t sound too user-friendly, but it’ll help users design their homes and make improvements without needless rearranging of furniture.
Before you can begin anything, however, you have to connect the headset to the pocket unit, and the pocket unit to your smartphone (no compatibility has been mentioned yet), which also needs the New Glass app installed. This will provide LTE connectivity to the glass unit.
Sounds a lot like the now-defunct Google Glass, but we’ll have to see the C200 in practice to fully comprehend its features. Mass production will supposedly begin in June 2017, and there’s no word on pricing at the moment.
[irp posts=”9146" name=”Lenovo ushers in Legion Y720 and Y520 gaming laptops”]
Smart briefs protect your junk from radiation
Toyota concept car looks like it was built by aliens
Kingdom Hearts III review: More for long-time fans
It didn’t spark joy
ASUS ZenBook 15 review: Everything you need in a laptop?
With great power, comes all the caveats in between
Trying out the Gixo Fitness App: A personal fitness trainer on your smartphone
Get fit on your phone!
Samsung announces new generation of wearables
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is official!
Instagram photo challenge with the Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10 Hands-On
Samsung Galaxy S10 Hands-on: A refinement of everything
Best Budget Smartphones in the Philippines below P10,000
Best Midrange Smartphones in the Philippines from P10,000 to P20,000
Best Midrange Smartphones from $200 to $400
Best Upper-Midrange Smartphones in the Philippines from P20,000 to P30,000
Best Premium Smartphones in the Philippines above P30,000
Apps2 weeks ago
Dark mode is in the works for Chrome, coming to Windows 10 and macOS
Apps2 weeks ago
Instagram hides your story’s viewer list after 24 hours
Giveaways1 week ago
Galentine’s Day giveaway: Win a Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite!
News1 week ago
Huawei Y7 Pro 2019: Price and availability in the Philippines
Features2 weeks ago
Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything we know so far
Apps1 week ago
EA is looking into making a mobile version of Apex Legends
Her GadgetMatch2 weeks ago
How to take IG-worthy selfie portraits
India1 week ago
Xiaomi has become an undisputed leader by market share