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DigiLens announces Modular Augmented Reality Glasses

Picture of the Modular Augmented Reality Glasses

The innovative DigiLens has recently announced a modular augmented reality glasses smart device, known as Design v1. It is built for developers and aims to set the industry standard.

The Design glasses are powered by DigiLens’ own Crystal50 lenses and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform.

For those unaware, the Crystal50 lens is an innovater in waveguid display technology. This is because it manages to minimise form factor but increase field of view.

The glasses are built on AOSP (Android 10) which ensures for an easy to develop for environment. For a full list of specifications, you can download the PDF below.

The modular augmented reality glasses also plans to support prescripion lenses, however that will occur at additional cost.

Design v1… designed to power the XR industry forward by giving content developers, OEMs and IoT companies a springboard hardware platform to iterate on unique XR experiences and accelerate the arrival of head worn devices that will change the way we interact with data and our world.

Beth HAndoll, digilens

DigiLens is trying to push the XR industry forward, and accelerate the adoption of head worn devices.

The Design v1 being modular as well as lightweight and easy to develop for does seem promising. It is currently shipping to select partners and will be available early Summer.

It’ll be interesting to see whether or not DigiLens can deliver on their promise. They believe XR headsets in the past have “failed to ship in any real volume.”

Chris Pickett, CEO of DigiLens describes the Design glasses as “more capable than any other waveguide based XR device on the market.”

There seems to be a huge rise in augmented reality device projects the past year. Recently we covered Niantic teasing their own AR glasses.

If you want to find out more, you can check out the DigiLens official website, or the original press release for the announcement.