Remember the time when it was all about large and luxurious home entertainment system? Tons of speakers meters upon meters of cables and a bulky DVD or blue-ray player. Apparently technology prevails once more, giving us what we need and not giving us a constant headache. Glyph puts the V in virtual reality and reinvents the concept of home entertainment system.
So, what really is Glyph and what can it do for us, apart from emptying our pockets? According to Avegant, the company which fathered this outstanding product, Glyph is the flagship or mothership of all entertainment systems. In fact, forget all you know about home entertainment systems and virtual reality devices because Glyph is really a window to the future.
Initially, the device was showcased on several tech sites, but, unfortunately, nobody paid any attention to it, deeming it to be yet another fish floating in the sea of virtual reality devices. And, who, I ask you, would keep count of every VR device appearing on the market?
But this is where the supports show their powers. In order to get everyone’s attention, Kickstarter demanded that something must be done in this case. And so, they decided to start their own campaign, in order to make everyone aware of the new device.
Their plan worked out just fine and since the campaign started in January 2014, Kickstarter received no more than 1.5 million dollars in crowdfunding. This was just enough to put the company back on tracks and to turn a few heads while they were at it.
Since Kickstarted kicked in everyone is hyped about the new ocular device and might we add that they should be. The device is so revolutionary by design that it makes Oculus seem that it is playing for the junior league.
So, without further ado, let’s the tech talk begin. Unlike other VR devices which try to induce the stereoscopy effect, Glyph is as much VR as you can get. Basically, wearing the device is like having your own personal theater. In order to transmit the clips, the device does not use a conventional screen.
Glyph is designed to deliver the pictures or the movie directly to your eyeball by using millions of micromirrors. Transmitting pictures directly to the eyeball certainly has some perks, meaning that even people with eye issues can use it without problems.
But as promising as the device seems, it does have a couple of limitations. First of all, the battery can only function for 5 to 6 hours before you have to recharge it. Second, considering the device’s capabilities, the price seems to be a bit spicy. If you do fancy such a device, then head on over to Avengant’s website and get a pair of this babies for only $699.