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VR-AR Glasses or Goggles ?

Glasses or Goggles ?

There is as much confusion, if not more, in the terminology of glasses or goggles as there is with VR,AR,MR,XR and I have been wondering just when that will get itself straight.

Glasses really do not block your natural vision and do not offer a high level of immersion currently and it’s not that they can’t do that, it’s just a cost factor. Most Glasses are more than twice the price of the best VR goggles and still have the ambient light problem.
It’s one of the reasons it will mostly be a Enterprise device where the cost/performance ratio includes a increase in productivity whereas there is a payback on the investment. And we don’t have the need for full immersive graphics in most cases with them. Translucent imagery is almost desired in use cases like engineering.

But the new Windows Mixed reality products thus far are not glasses.
You might perhaps get away with calling them e-glasses…. LOL
Hololens would be considered a glasses device.Even though they double the field of view, they still have a ambient light issue. Perhaps that will be better on the consumer release, but it will still be present. Not a issue for Enterprise to a large extent.

So now you have a fix for the ambient light problem with immersive AR graphics… the mixed reality goggle.
Because the ‘real’ part of augmented reality is brought to you via a camera to a VR screen inside of a goggle.

But be it known that glasses are a open eye design. Goggles are a closed eye design.
Goggles are the quick cheap fix for a ambient light problem with AR.
Perhaps at a latter date ar-goggle’s will improve enough to allow you to drive a car with them or at least safely walk down the street.

ASUS Working on AR Glasses for 2016

Asus confirmed the rumors that it is working on it’s very own Augmented Reality Glasses for release in 2016.

AR, not to be confused with VR, puts computer animation on top of the real world view. Even though it is commonly all called VR, there is a difference.

That would probably put them a step ahead of Microsoft who’s HoloLens will only be released to developers early next year/2016 at a steep $3000 USD.

It seems clear that they are licensing some technology from Microsoft for production.

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