Intel's Vaunt smart glasses ditch the futuristic design of their predecessors for something simple and unobtrusive. The smart glasses are built using lightweight plastic frames, weighing just under 50 grams and come equipped with a low-powered laser that projects information into the user's eye. The simple glasses drastically differ from conventional smart glasses and hope to revive the concept with basic features that augment smartphones instead of completely replacing them.
The Intel smart glasses work by projecting a monochrome 400 x 150 pixel image into the user's eye thanks to a low-powered laser. While some may be worried about a laser being projected into the eye, Intel's New Device's Group Mark Eastwood has assured that the laser is incredibly low in power and generally unobtrusive. The Vaunt smart glasses lack a camera and will only allow for the display of smartphone notifications. Future models may contain a microphone that works with voice assistants, but Intel has kept fairly quiet about the product so far.
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