Olympus Meg 4.0 wearable display prototype


When Google first announced that they were about to work on Project Glass, you could hear jaws drop. After all, this is deemed to be a natural progression in the area of personal consumer electronics – and who does not want to look cool anyways? Seeing how Project Glass was demonstrated at the recently concluded Google I/O Conference in San Francisco, you could say that this is a niche product, and those who can afford it will most probably fork out the money. To be able to record what I see as well as snap photos without having to pull a digital camera from my pocket is definitely something new, and this novelty also extends the fact that it does not end up in the way of my vision.

Other companies are said to have bitten onto the Project Glass bug, and most recently, we have heard whispers on the grapevine that even Apple is looking into some sort of Glass alternative. Well, today, we have Olympus and their Olympus Meg 4.0 wearable display prototype which is meant to see action in everyday life. Sounds familiar? Let us take a closer look at the nitty gritty right after the jump.

For starters, the Olympus Meg 4.0 wearable display prototype will come with Bluetooth connectivity so that it can “talk” to similarly equipped smartphones, in addition to another obvious benefit, which would be wireless connectivity and easy controls. Apart from that, the Bluetooth chipset within does not really add to the overall bulk, allowing Olympus to achieve a compact, lightweight, low power consumption device that can be used for a long time.

The Olympus Meg 4.0 wearable display prototype also follows in the footsteps of Project Glass, as this particular prototype does not get in the way of your normal sight, so it does not obstruct your everyday view. Not only that, you can also increase the utilization efficiency of light of the display panel in order to achieve a higher level of brightness without sipping too much power. Other hardware capabilities include a built-in acceleration sensor and gyroscope that will, in the long run, I suspect enable you to do far more than just snap photos and record videos. No idea on when a consumer class version is ready, but we do hope sooner rather than later at a sweet price point!

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