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After a series of trial and error, Lenovo launched a detachable ThinkPad and the much awaited ThinkReality A3 smart glasses that will display windows desktop in air.
In 2012, Google was the first to release a Glass with camera and screen projection which ended up disappointing its users by randomly recording videos. Comparatively, Lenovo entered the glass market a little late i.e. by 2019.
However, Lenovo seems to have successfully developed a microphone enabled Smart Glass. The product was introduced at GES electronics’ online event this year.
Lenovo’s press release mentions, “The ThinkReality A3 tethers to a PC or select Motorola smartphones1 via a USB-C cable depending on the needs of smart workers anywhere. Versatile, portable, and comfortable, the ThinkReality A3 fits like sunglasses and can be enhanced with industrial frame options for safer and more durable use. Immersive but not isolating, the AR smart glasses are powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR1 Platform for high-quality performance and feature stereoscopic 1080p displays presenting the user with up to 5 virtual displays. An 8MP RGB camera provides 1080p video for remote expert use cases while the dual fish-eye cameras provide room-scale tracking.”
The A3 smart glass is light in weight, black in colour and allows the users to see 5 virtual screens simultaneously. For example, a particular user can watch or listen to YouTube videos while working on a spreadsheet.
Many startups like Magic Leap also worked on similar lines but failed to achieve the desired product. But with Lenovo’s new augmented reality powered glasses, corporates, industrial workers in small and large enterprises will benefit the most.