Smart glasses are nothing new, but they are still too expensive or impractical for most people to use. Lenovo’s new glasses might be different… whenever they become available to purchase.
The Lenovo Glasses T1, announced today, aims to be a “wearable private display for on-the-go content consumption.” Unlike Google Glass, Microsoft HoloLens, and other augmented-reality headsets, the T1 is just an external display for other devices — it’s not a standalone computer. The glasses aren’t wireless, which means there’s no battery to keep charged, but there is a cable that runs from the back of the glasses.
Lenovo says the glasses should work with anything that supports video output over USB Type-C. That includes many of the best laptops, the iPad Air and Pro, and some Android phones and tablets. There will also be an optional adapter for use with iPhones and other iPads with a Lightning connector.
The glasses have a micro-OLED display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 for each eye and a framerate of 60Hz. That refresh rate would be…
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