Lenovo, a Chinese company, recently unveiled a new product called Lenovo Glasses T1 at a conference held during the IFA exhibition. These smart glasses provide users with a Full HD viewing experience through a large screen that appears in front of the wearer.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 smart glasses have a design similar to traditional glasses, but they need to be connected to a computer or phone via a USB-C port. They do not offer any virtual reality or augmented reality experiences. They are also not safe to use while walking or moving, as they completely obscure vision and the cable can be an obstacle.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 only provide a virtual Full HD screen in front of the user’s eyes, using two MicroLED screens. This screen looks like a TV screen or an actual screen, but the effect makes it seem like a large theatrical screen. Lenovo is targeting these glasses at users who enjoy playing smartphone games, as the smartphone game market is expected to grow to $160 billion by 2026.
Lenovo Glasses T1 Specifications:
- Display: Micro OLED
- Resolution: 1920 X 1080 per eye
- Framerate: 60Hz
- Audio: High-fidelity built-in speakers
- Certifications: TUV Low Blue Light, TUV Flicker Reduced
- Device Compatibility: Android (Requires Full-functional USB-C only), Windows, iOS with Lightning connector (Requires HDMI to Glasses Adapter; Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter)
Lenovo Glasses T1 Pros & Cons:
- Compatible with many modern smartphones, tablets, and laptops with full-function USB-C
- Offers superb image quality and high-efficiency optics for extended battery life
- Lightweight and comfortable for extended use
- Swappable nose clips and adjustable temple arms for a customizable fit
- Supports custom prescription lenses with an in-box attachable frame
- Leading-edge micro-OLED display technology provides excellent color richness and a super-high contrast ratio
- Can be used with Motorola smartphones through the Ready For interface
- Offers a portable and private big screen experience for mobile device users
- Compatibility with iOS devices requires an optional adapter
- May not be suitable for use while walking or moving, as it completely obscures vision and the cable can be an obstacle
Lenovo Glasses T1 Virtual Screen with High-resolution
The Lenovo T1 smart glasses, which will be available in China as Lenovo Yoga Glasses, can be connected to various devices, including computers, tablets, smartphones, and Macs, using a cable and a USB-C port. These glasses support Motorola’s “Ready For” secondary interface, which allows apps to be used in a desktop style.
The Lenovo T1 smart glasses also support iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads, but users will need to purchase an additional HDMI adapter from Lenovo and a Digital AV adapter from Apple. The Lenovo T1 glasses come with multiple nose pads and lenses that users can choose from, and they also have high-definition hi-fi speakers on each end of the glasses.
Lenovo did not disclose the price of its new smart glasses, but it announced that they will be available in China as Lenovo Yoga glasses by the end of 2023. The company plans to bring the glasses to more markets in 2023.
How do the Lenovo Glasses T1 compare to virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) glasses?
The Lenovo Glasses T1 do not offer any VR or AR experiences. Instead, they provide a virtual Full HD screen in front of the user’s eyes using two MicroLED screens. The experience is more akin to watching a large theatrical screen rather than an immersive VR or interactive AR environment. These glasses are designed primarily for media consumption and gaming on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Can I wear the Lenovo Glasses T1 over my prescription glasses?
The Lenovo Glasses T1 comes with an in-box attachable frame that supports custom prescription lenses. This allows you to use the smart glasses without needing to wear your prescription glasses underneath. You can consult your optician to get your prescription lenses fitted into the attachable frame.
How does the “Ready For” interface work with the Lenovo Glasses T1 and Motorola smartphones?
The “Ready For” interface is a secondary interface designed by Motorola for their smartphones. When connected to the Lenovo Glasses T1, it allows apps to be used in a desktop-style environment, providing a more versatile and user-friendly experience. This feature enhances productivity and media consumption when using the Lenovo Glasses T1 with a Motorola smartphone.
What is the field of view (FOV) for the Lenovo Glasses T1?
Lenovo has not explicitly mentioned the field of view for the Glasses T1 in their product specifications. However, the effect of the MicroLED screens is designed to mimic a large theatrical screen in front of the user’s eyes, providing an immersive and enjoyable viewing experience.
How do I connect the Lenovo Glasses T1 to an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad?
To connect the Lenovo Glasses T1 to an iOS device, you will need to purchase two additional adapters: an HDMI adapter from Lenovo and an Apple Lightning Digital AV adapter. Once you have these adapters, you can connect your iPhone or iPad to the glasses using the provided cable and adapters, allowing you to enjoy the Full HD virtual screen experience on your iOS device.