CES 2014: Meta Pro 3D augmented reality glasses will set you back $3,000
2014 will prove to be the year of 3D Augmented Reality glasses. This notion has been affirmed by an early demo of the full-fledged augmented reality pair of glasses powered by a pocket-size computer at the CES 2014. Developed by a Silicon Valley start-up Meta, the ready to use true 3D augmented reality glasses called Meta Pro come with a staggering price tag of $3,000. Meta Pro basically allows wearers to interact and manipulate with virtual environment in 3D. The device featuring transparent optics and an array of sensors will be put on show at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 7.
The Iron Man-style glasses can either show off a full field of vision or can combine two separate images into a stereoscopic 3D picture. Resting within the pair of aviator-style glasses is a pair of RGB cameras and motion tracking sensors to track hand and other movements of the wearer. The Meta Pro glasses also feature an accelerometer, digital compass for nine axis tracking and a gyroscope. The Meta Pro comes complete with a pocket computer packed in with Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB internal memory, 128GB SSD alongside USB port, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi for connectivity.
According to Meta’s chief executive and founder Meron Gribetz, the 180g Meta Pro glasses represents the new wave of natural computing. The glasses have a 32Wh battery touting 4-8 hours of runtime. The battery of the headset rests inside the pocket computer. Available for pre-order, a total of 500 units of the Meta Pro glasses are currently available.