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Avegant releases final product design for Glyph, its audio-visual headset

Following a successful $1.5 million Kickstarter campaign, Avegant has now released the final product designs for its Glyph audio-visual headset.
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January 5, 2015
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The Kickstarter project for Glyph caused quite a stir this time last year when the campaign surpassed its $250,000 goal in just a few hours. Eventually the campaign raised some $1.5 million for its inventors. If you haven’t heard of Glyph, it is a audio-visual headset that looks like a cross between Geordi’s visor and a set of expensive Bluetooth headphones. When the band is in its upright position Glyph functions like  pair of headphones, but flip it down and it comes a visor for watching movies and playing games.

A year has gone since the original funding campaign and now Avegant, the company designing Glyph, has released the final product designs for the headset. According to an update on the Kickstarter campaign page, Avegant will be at CES to demo the latest design and allow those from the media a chance to try the headset first hand.

The design prototypes are wearable and show the actual look and feel of the Glyph. However they do not include any functioning optics at this time. The company has also posted a video to demonstrate how the new design will work in real life.

In terms of specs, the Glyph will handle around 3 hours of video or 48 hours of audio. It uses HDMI for the video connection, and Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack for audio. The optics, known as a virtual retinal display, is a display with no screen that uses a micromirror array. The result is a display that offers a 1280 x 720 resolution per eye!

But all this cool tech comes at a price. If you want to pre-order a Glyph now for delivery some time this year (in the fall, but the exact date isn’t known) then you can get one for $499. Thereafter the full retail price will be $599.

Did you support the Kickstarter? Will you be getting yourself a Glyph? Please let me know in the comment below,