Lenovo has just announced a set of highly practical glasses which serve as secondary displays for a Windows PC, Mac, or even phone. Lenovo smart glass T1 is designed to work as an external display for your Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows devices. If you find Glasses T1 interesting, be sure to also look at Lenovos new 16-inch PC that features a bendable OLED display.
Lenovos new glasses feature an OLED display that is micro-sized, has a 1,920-by-1,080 resolution per eye, and 60Hz frame rate. Its latest smartglasses feature a single Micro-OLED display, 1,080×1,920 pixels, for each eye. Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has introduced the Lenovo Glasses T1, which features two Micro OLED screens.
With Full HD picture quality and Micro OLED display technology, Lenovo believes that they have found one of the most functional ways of using smartglasses. With its Micro OLED display, coupled with a per-eye 1080p resolution running at 60Hz, Lenovo is looking to push smart glasses to new heights (sorry, Ray-Ban stories). Lenovos Glasses T1 sports dual micro OLED displays, one per eye, with resolution of 1,080×1,920 pixels per eye, with refresh rates of 60Hz.
Compatibility of The Lenovo Smart Glass T1
Compatible with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, Lenovo Glasses T1 lets you watch videos, play games, and do work with the equivalent of a large screen directly in front of your face. Compatible with many of todays contemporary smartphones, tablets, and full-function USB-C(r) laptops, Lenovo Glasses T1 delivers excellent picture quality, highly efficient optics to help improve battery life, and is light to allow users to explore and enjoy content far beyond mobile devices limited screen sizes.
Additionally, the China-made Glasses T1 is eligible with USB-C equipped Windows, Android, and macOS devices, as well as iOS devices through an optional adapter. The Glasses T1 is practically compatible with any device that has a USB-C port, including Windows, Android, and macOS devices.
Lenovo says that the Glasses T1 will work with USB-C devices running Windows, Android, and macOS, and with iOS devices, although iPhones and iPads with Lightning connectors will require Lenovos HDMI-to-Glasses adapter accessory, as well as Apples Digital AV Lightning adapter (open in new tab). The Lenovo Glasses T1 will not work with Googles Pixel phones, however, as those do not support video over USB-C. On iOS, you will be able to plug it in perfectly with a Lighting-to-USB-C adapter.
Their Lenovo Glasses T1 gets power from whatever supports USB-C displays, so there is less worry about battery life, particularly if you plug it into a laptop with a larger-capacity battery. Once you connect Lenovo Glasses T1 to any PC, laptop, or other device with a USB Type-C port, the display on that screen transfers over to the glass display and becomes your screen. Their Lenovo Glasses T1 looks just like normal, chunky, black sunglasses, but you get a USB-C cable coming out the side, which lets you connect it to any display that supports USB-C.
The glasses are slightly chunkier, sure, and you cannot overlook the USB Type-C cable attached to them. Lenovos Glasses T1 is instead simply a pair of displays resting in front of your eyes, giving you the big-screen viewing experience in a compact package. The key selling point for Lenovos latest offerings is that they are going to provide a more immersive experience, making you feel as though you are looking through a large movie theater screen — a better experience, then, for watching movies, or playing games on your poor smartphone or laptop screen.
While Lenovo has not announced the price for the Glasses T1, it is certain they will be more affordable than the ThinkReality A3 Smartglasses, which costs $1,499. The $800 (or lower) range would seem like a likely ballpark of where Lenovo would want to sell them, making them far more accessible. One Lenovo representative suggests the glasses may cost $600, but it is not official.
AR or VR?
Lenovo is promoting a pair of AR glasses as an end-all-be-all solution to mobile displays. The company says AR glasses will appeal for gaming or streaming video on the go. Lenovo is rolling out a new pair of display glasses that you can use to beam content from your mobile devices onto the virtual screen.
Neither falling into the Virtual Reality (VR) nor Augmented Reality (AR) categories, the T1 glasses serve as a secondary screen connected to a laptop, but they also provide options to stream videos and play games when you use alongside your smartphone. Equipped with dual micro OLED displays, Glasses T1 will be able to support AR and VR content on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows devices through USB Type-C or Apple-specific adapters.
HD Display of the Lenovo Smart Glass T1
Lenovos Glasses T1 actually puts two full-HD micro-OLED screens directly in front of your eyes, acting as an external monitor for Windows laptops, MacBooks, phones, and indeed, any other with a USB-C port capable of supporting video. You can disable your main laptops display on your Windows PC, and just use the Glasses T1.
Any PC becomes a touch screen, which controls the primary screen. When connected to any device, be it a Windows PC or an Android smartphone, any device, Lenovos Glasses T1 then becomes the secondary screen, allowing users to navigate a wide range of different workflows, all while staying within the reach of their eyes.