Remember Meta Space Glasses? Those weird AR goggles that looked like putting a version of Microsoft Kinect on your face? Well the same company that built them has taken the product to the next level, creating the uber-sexy Meta Pro: aviator-style smart glasses that make you feel like Tony Stark more than ever..
For the uninitiated, The original Space Glasses was a giant, augmented-reality headset that you strapped to your face to support cool stuff like virtual gaming, facial recognition and 3D visualisations to help you in your day to day life. As far as hardware goes, the Meta is powered by two 960×540 transparent TFT LCD displays with a 23-degree field of view, a 720p camera, a 320×240 infra-red depth camera on top for measuring stuff in front of you, a 9-axis sensor array and a bunch of cool software on top of that.
Here’s the original Meta Space Glasses in situ.
The Meta Pro is the next evolution of the product, taking the giant and somewhat-clunky product and turning it into something people might actually use.
It shrinks everything down into a much more manageable package, making them almost look like oversized aviators with secret computer parts on the inside.
It takes the original field of view and expands it out to a 40-degree binocular angle with two 1280×720 screens, tracks your movement on 9 different axes and adds high-definition camera and sound to the experience for deeper immersion.
The Meta Pro also mirrors your real-world devices like your laptops and smartphones on the virtual interface.
It all connects to a new pocket PC packing an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for all your stuff.
This new video really makes the HUD look like Tony Stark’s JARVIS assistant.
Now all we need is a wearable, flying suit of armour and we’re ready for our smart, militarised future.