Glyph the Virtual Retinal Display
It has taken years of development, research and hard work before Avegant arrives at the crossroads where it is today. Having said that, Avegant is more than proud to unveil their beta consumer concept of the Virtual Retinal Display which is given the name Glyph. No, this will not be the latest accessory for your next generation game console that is sitting underneath the Christmas tree, nicely wrapped and all, but rather, the Glyph headset happens to come with a brilliant, vivid video display and premium audio experience, sporting a special flip-down form factor along the way.
If you happen to be headed to CES 2014 in Las Vegas that is happening in a couple of weeks’ time, then you should be able to check out various prototypes of the Glyph Beta that are currently being assembled and tested. Those who want to pick up the Glyph Virtual Retinal Display for yourselves will be able to do so when the Kickstarter campaign begins this coming January 22, 2014 for $499 a pop with shipping all set to commence later next year.
At the heart of Glyph’s innovative nature would be its optical engine that is known as the Virtual Retinal Display. It will rely on a low powered LED, where it boasts of a series of custom optics as well as a micromirror array. The visuals that are subsequently produced by the headset happen to be more crisp and bright compared to those from conventional display technologies. This would mean that your eyes would be treated to the ideal environment when it comes to media consumption, including 3D movies, desktop environments and streamed TV shows. The integrated head tracking capability also paves the way for immersive, responsive gaming which is compatible with all of the latest consoles and games. Bear in mind that the Kickstarter campaign would come with its fair share of ancillary incentives, so you might want to check it out for yourself next year.