The big screen in your pocket! Lenovo launches smart glasses that instantly project your computer screen in front of your eyes
- Lenovo Glasses T1 project a computer display centimeters onto lenses the eyes
- Introduced at the IFA in Berlin, they connect to a phone, tablet or laptop via USB-C
- With the goggles, users have a private workspace to prevent “shoulder surfing”.
Lenovo’s new glasses place a computer screen inches from the eyes to give users more privacy when working or watching movies.
The Lenovo Glasses T1, which was presented at the IFA in Berlin this week, can be connected to a laptop, smartphone or tablet via a USB-C connection.
They then show content from the device on two OLED screens, one on each lens in front of the eyes, providing a private display for “content consumption on the go”.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 gives users the impression that they are viewing content on a much larger screen than their physical device.
They present a virtual computer display that appears large and generous, but is within the confines of pocket-sized glasses.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 gives users the impression that they are viewing content on a much larger screen than their physical device
The Lenovo Glasses T1, which was presented at the IFA in Berlin this week, can be connected to a laptop, smartphone or tablet via a USB-C connection. They then show content from the device on two OLED screens, one on each lens in front of the eyes, providing a private viewing experience
LENOVO GLASSES T1: SPECIFICATIONS
Display: Micro OLED
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 per eye
Frame Rate: 60Hz
Audio: Built-in high fidelity speakers
Availability and price: TBC
The glasses also have built-in hi-fi speakers near the ears, allowing users to both hear and see content, such as enjoying a movie on Netflix.
“Every day, people around the world are increasingly turning to mobile devices for entertainment and productivity,” said Eric Yu, executive director at Lenovo.
“Screen real estate can be a major bottleneck in the user experience.
“With a solution like the Lenovo Glasses T1, users can have a portable and private big-screen experience and get more value out of their phones and laptops.”
The Lenovo Glasses T1 will go on sale in China at the end of 2022 and will be available in other countries next year, although it is known how expensive they will be.
Lenovo claims the glasses are suitable for professionals who tend to work on private “mission-critical” documents on a PC in public spaces.
The glasses also have built-in hi-fi speakers near the ears, allowing users to both hear and see content, such as enjoying a movie on Netflix
A private workspace prevents “shoulder surfing” — looking over the shoulder of someone using a device and snooping on their private information.
But the technology is also useful for people who want to watch a movie or TV show without a stranger seeing what they’re watching.
The only problem is that users have to stay in one place while using the glasses as they obscure the view of the real world.
Also, they need to be connected to the user’s smartphone, tablet or laptop, so mobility is limited while using the glasses.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 are similar to Telco EE’s Nreal Air glasses, which went on sale in May for £400.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 are similar to Telco EE’s Nreal Air glasses, which went on sale in May for £400. Shown promotional image of the Nreal Air
The Nreal Air glasses have a higher screen refresh rate, which refers to how many times per second the display can draw a new image.
The Nreal Air has a refresh rate of 90Hz – which means an image refreshes 90 times per second – compared to the 60Hz of the Lenovo Glasses T1.
When connected to a smartphone, the Nreal Air can project an Imax-sized 201-inch virtual screen, seemingly at a distance of 20 feet.
MAILONLINE TESTS EE’S £400 ‘NREAL AIR’ AR GLASSES, WHICH PROJECT A CINEMA-SIZED SCREEN IN FRONT OF YOU
EE’s £400 Nreal Air augmented reality sunglasses project a cinema-sized screen in front of your eyes.
Released in May 2022, the futuristic glasses look like normal sunglasses from the front, but have two OLED displays hidden behind the lenses.
When connected to a smartphone, they can project a 201-inch Imax-sized virtual screen 20 feet in front of your eyes, allowing you to stream movies and play games over 5G on the go.
In mixed reality mode, you can watch YouTube videos or browse the web, with the option to open multiple screens simultaneously in vertical or horizontal orientation.