Weekly Envy: Avegant Glyph

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy! 

From Team Avegant:



The Avegant Glyph is a portable entertainment center disguised as Beats-like headphones that flip down. What really caught my attention about the Glyph, however, was that it projects images directly onto your retina.


Called a “Virtual Retina Display”, a micromirror array (of 2 million mirrors!) and optics combine to reflect an image directly onto your retina. The major implication being that pixelation is no longer an issue, and the resolution is 1280 x 720 per eye. Team Avegant describes the field of view being like an “80-inch screen 8 feet away from you.”

And if you’re wondering about how it will work with glasses, the Glyph can accommodate +2 to -6 requirements simply by adjusting its diopters!

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The other cool thing about the Glyph is it’s sheer versatility. It’s meant to be media agnostic, so it comes with an HDMI cord to plug into anything from your TV to your laptop to your PS4 or you can use Bluetooth to listen to audio from your smartphone. It’s also a complete entertainment experience, since high quality audio and a microphone are built into the device.

The battery life of 3 hours for video and 48 hours for audio isn’t too bad either. At $599, this thing is definitely going on my wishlist. I do want to see how it’s reviews go once it goes into production and release at the end of the year.

If you want to learn more about the Avegant Glyph, checkout the website here: http://avegant.com/

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