Lenovo is the latest company to promote a USB-C monitor designed for your face. The company’s new T1 glasses put a Full HD OLED screen in front of each of your eyes and were unveiled today at IFA and on Lenovo’s virtual storefront.
This wearable privacy screen, as Lenovo says, looks a lot like other consumer smart glasses, including TCL’s NxtWear Air, which puts two 1080p micro-OLED displays in front of your eyes, just like Lenovo’s T1. Another similar product is the Nreal Air, although this has a screen refresh rate of 90Hz compared to the T1’s 60Hz.
You don’t get any VR or AR experience with these types of glasses, and you can’t safely walk around wearing them because your vision would be entirely obscured, and the cable keeps them tethered to whatever your source is. Instead, it’s designed so you stay put like you’re watching an actual TV or monitor, but the effect makes it feel like a huge movie screen. You can watch movies, play games, and fill out your confidential digital documents, all while looking like Marvel’s Daredevil – without its hyper-awareness.
Lenovo is betting that mobile gamers will also want these glasses, citing a report from global industry analysts that predicts a $160 billion global market for this industry by 2026. Likewise, it expects the The eclipse of the video streaming market means more people might want to watch shows. inside their own T1 bubbles.
T1 glasses use a physical wire to connect to devices such as PCs, tablets, smartphones, Macs and other devices that can output video via USB-C. If you want to use the glasses with iOS devices like your iPhone, you’ll need to buy Lenovo’s HDMI adapter, as well as Apple’s Digital AV Adapter, all because Apple still isn’t out of its 10s . Lightning port. The T1 glasses also work with Motorola’s “Ready For” secondary interface which allows you to use applications in a desktop style.
Additionally, the glasses come with several nose pads that will come in handy for extended use and a prescription frame if you need it. T1 glasses are battery powered but can be powered by compatible devices. They also have built-in speakers in case you want video only to be ultra-private.
Like many other display glasses, the Lenovo Glasses T1 will be released in the Chinese market first. They’re called Lenovo Yoga Glasses in China and will arrive by the end of the year. The company also plans to release them in “selected markets” later in 2023. Pricing has not been released.