In continuation to our last article on Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headgear, another remarkable head piece in addition to that list would be the Avegant Glyph which is a bundle of a lot of amazing specifications and interesting features. Although Glyph is not actually a Virtual Reality headset. It’s more of a, to say, ‘media-wear’ with the purpose of immersing you in the media visually and mentally.
The Glyph is a light weighted, easy to use and comparatively bigger than a pair of over ear headphones. It has a battery back up of 4 hours and can play videos and passive audio indefinitely. In addition to that, it connects to any HDMI compatible device, freeing you from the trouble of being connected to one particular platform for content. It charges through a MicroUSB.
All of its electronic components are internalized, and connecting it a device is as simple as plugging in an HDMI. The Avegant Glyph can be easily plugged in to a PC device or console for gaming, into a phone or a tablet for streaming content. These all qualities make the Glyph a unique and simplified approach for universal applications.
The Glyph has an head tracking feature and it spots an additional head strap for high action and intense gaming, and it can also be slid over the eyes for 2D and 3D video content display. We can also use this headgear for listening high quality audio as it provides a super frequency response of 20-20,000 hertz, with active and passive noise cancellation.
One super interesting and cool feature of the Avegant Glyph would be its display quality, which unlike a screen that other VR headgear use, it uses the actual retina of your eyes as a screen for display purpose. It uses 2 million DPL mirrors to project images directly into your eyes, using your brain as the image processor and that is why instead of calling Glyph a VR headset, its aptly called a media-wear. The images that are projected onto your eyelids uses Glyph mirrors which provide natural light viewing so your eyes do not have to bear any stress.
The Avegant Glyph has a resolution of 1280*720 and FOV of 45 degrees. Although it might seem a lot less when compared to other headgear, but the high fill factor of the micro array makes the resolution look much lucid and sharper than other headsets.
Priced at a high price of $699, though it might sound a little far fetched, but Glyph delivers up to the mark which thoroughly compensates for its high price. This VR device provides endless and countless possibilities to use this gadget.