Epson launches new smartglasses and a 25,000 lumen projector
Epson last week announced a few new products including smartglasses and the world’s brightest consumer projector.
The BT-300 glasses use a 720p silicon OLED display, allowing for lightness and higher pixel density. They feature a quad-core Intel Atom processor running Android 5.1, giving them enough power for 3D content. A 5 megapixel camera allows them to be used for augmented reality content as well. Battery life of the glasses is purported to be around 6 hours.
Epson says that their focus on commercial applications sets them apart from other smartglasses, however the new tech apparently opens consumer’s opportunities too. One possible use includes drone flight, where the lighter glasses would be more comfortable than a head-mounted display.
Epson also launched the world’s first 25000 lumen 3LCD projector, featuring a laser light source and 4K capability. The EB-L25000U is part of a new series of laser projectors. While the most powerful projector in the new lineup would be overkill for a home theatre room, other models are offered starting at 6000 lumens.
Thanks to inorganic panels and phosphor wheels, the new projectors are meant to be very reliable too, with Epson claiming a maintenance-free usage time of 20,000 hours.
Pricing and availability of Epson’s new products is yet to be revealed.