Intel to Launch Augmented Reality Glasses in 2018
Intel is all Set to Launch a Pair of Augmented Reality Glasses in 2018
According to media reports, Intel to launch augmented reality glasses in 2018, Intel is looking to sell its own augmented reality AR glasses codenamed ‘Superlite’ in 2018. According to Bloomberg Technology, the Smart glasses can be paired with a phone via Bluetooth and overlay images with a laser-based projector straight into the user’s retina.
Internally, the Superlite glasses will be developed by a new spinoff company called Vaunt in collaboration with Quanta Computer; a Taiwanese manufacturing Company. Intel is going to sell a majority of the stake in a new spinoff company called Vaunt, which approximately valued at $350 million. The company is seeking for multiple investors to invest in the promising technology, especially who can back the business with strong design resources and sales channels.
As Bloomberg report, the glasses feature a laser-based projector to display contextual information in the wearer’s field of view. It is not a first time that the chip maker has experimented with the augmented reality world, instead of in the past Intel has worked with AR industrial headset company Daqri and had also acquired AR wearable firm Racon Instruments.
These consumer-focused glasses are not a new concept. As reported Amazon is also working on Alexa-powered smart glasses, even, Google had also launched Google Glass that worked exactly the same and same thing is expecting from Apple’s rumored AR glasses. Other smaller startups like Vuzix, ThirdEye, are also publicly focusing on AR-based glasses.
As per the report, the device will launch at the end of the current year, but the report doesn’t reveal the launching date and the cost value of AR glasses. The chip maker is excited in demoing the underlying technology of its smart glasses to potential customers. It’s not the surprise the chip manufacturer has contingency plans in the offing in case technology don’t go down as well as it hopes, as Intel has struggled to gain some space in the AR-enabled market.
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