Also Intel makes its moves in augmented reality (AR) business, with Intel Vaunt, a “minimalist” smart glass model which intends to do a very simple thing: give you the informations of your smartphone directly in a corner of your view.
Kept to a minimum, that’s it Intel Vaunt: sure, it isn’t about a little thing, since Intel’s AR glasses are a footstep in ahead in comparison to the old Google Glass, never really become a successful gadget.
No relations to Hololens or Spectacles
Btw they remain for sure distant from products like HMicrosoft’s Hololens or Snap’s Spectacles, which unlike the Intel Vaunt reiterated the idea of filming surroundings thanks to an integrated camera.
A pretty common saying in the business remembers to “keep it simple, stupid”, i.e. if you wanna create a successful product or service, you have to keep it as simple as you can, therefore Intel’s smart glasses could have a good spread, also because they will be connected, through bluetooth, to a smartphone.
Do we really need Intel Vaunt?
Btw, if we were to be critical, who really need to wear AR glasses to read informations on its smartphone, maybe just because it’s in his pocket?
Is not enough to use your hands, take your phone and read the message? Or, altenatively, use a speakerphone, or a voice command, so to access to informations?
The next thing is: Intel Vaunt projects images directly on the retina of the one who wear them thanks to a very low power laser beam 400 x 150 pixels, integrated in the frame and therefore invisible from the outside.
What do you bet that people who believe that vaccines hurt will start to shout to the dangers poses by a gadget that “could damage the sight”?
Apps and services development remains crucial
In short, wishes to Intel and hopefully also these gadgets will find soon developers able to realize really useful and interesting apps, because the key to successfully technology adoptino often doesn’t lye in product itself, but in functions and services it gives access.
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