The TCL Thunderbird Pioneer Edition smart glasses were dismantled in China on Friday, October 15. The smart glasses come with a MicroLED display and contain a waveguide developed in-house by TCL. Thunderbird smart glasses look like normal sunglasses with transparent color screens. TCL smart glasses come with various smart features like a built-in camera. The glasses can also have several screens at the same time. The smart glasses would be able to make calls, offer navigation using augmented reality (AR) and capture photos. The device should live up to the recently launched Xiaomi smart glasses and Facebook’s Ray-Ban stories.
Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition has been announced by the company, but pricing and product availability information has not been disclosed. The laptop will likely be available in China first before it hits global markets.
TCL shared a video showing an overview of the specifications offered by the Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition. The device has a MicroLED display with 4 µm (micrometers) pixels.
According to the video, smart glasses can be used to set alarms, access smartphone data, watch videos, plan and manage calendars, watch video messages, and manage smart home devices. Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition goggles can also be used to control the car door lock switch.
TCL’s new smart glasses will compete with the recently announced Xiaomi smart glasses and Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses.
Xiaomi unveiled the Xiaomi smart glasses with a bunch of features last month, including real-time navigation and text translation. It weighs 51 grams and incorporates MicroLED optical waveguide technology to display messages and notifications in front of the user’s eyes. Xiaomi smart glasses have a built-in dual beamforming microphone and speaker that can also be used for making calls. There is also a 5 megapixel camera.
Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses retail for $ 299 (around Rs. 21,970). It can take photos and videos on the wearer’s voice commands, and executives can wirelessly connect to the Facebook platform through an app. The laptop has cameras placed in front of the frames but lacks augmented reality (AR) functionality.
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