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R-7 Smart Glasses

R-7 Smart Glasses

R-7 Smart Glasses

About: At first glance (especially physically) the R-7 looks like a competitor for the Microsoft HoloLens. It actually fills a very different role, making its direct competitor Google’s enterprise-focused Glass. The HoloLens, on the other hand, is more geared toward projecting 3D holographic images instead of just being a HUD unit, which is the primary purpose of the R-7. That means ODG could be going head-to-head with Google for the enterprise-focused smartglasses market, and that could be a tough battle.

R-7 Smart Glasses Specs and Info…

Device: R-7 Smart Glasses
Manufacturer: ODG
Announced Date: Unknown
Release Date: December 2015
Launch Price: $2,750 (£2,023)
Device Type: AR Smartglasses
Display: Break-through 3D Stereoscopic Ultra-transparent Display at 720 x 240 (Per Eye)
Diagonal Field of View(FOV): 30°
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Weight: 210 g (0.46 lb)
CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 Processor Built-in
Battery: 1300 mAh Lithium-ion
Tracking: 3 DoF Non-positional (Gyroscope Based)
Controllers: N/A

R-7 Smart Glasses

Our Thoughts: Ralph Osterhout has been working with and creating state-of-the-art technology for the last three decades so you know the R-7 Smart Glasses is a very serious bit of tech. But this person is the real-life head of Q Branch so just call him “Q”. We are telling you all about this incredible man because of his recent work on creating eyewear for use in both virtual reality and augmented reality. But is this the work of fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond or is it real?

The good news is, it is very real indeed! Featuring a mix of virtual and real-world inputs Osterhout’s company is nearly ready with a consumer version of these incredible glasses that it has been selling to businesses and developers for some time now. But is this another pair of Google Glasses that is doomed to fail? Or is it the next step in augmented reality? Who knows, but we will be right here to find out.

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