Those who do not wish to wait for the Google Project Glass to be turned into a reality before they lay hands on a wearable display, have another option in the form of the Silicon Micro Display ST1080. It may not be as feature-rich as Google’s variant is expected to be, but the ST1080 should make for a decent display considering that it delivers visuals in 1920 x 1080p resolutions.
Compatible with both 2D and 3D formats, it utilizes the LCoS microdisplay technology for high quality image rendering. Additionally, this head gear claims to do away with screen-door artifact in case of lower resolution images. The device projects 100-inch virtual pictures at a distance of 1 foot, and should not feel like a burden, considering that it weighs only 180 grams.
The glasses also come with the 10 percent transparent display technology to extend support to augmented reality apps and keep users informed about their immediate surroundings. The visor cover can be used to completely do away with transparency for a complete VR experience. While it can be charged via USB, the company has added a battery option for extended use, while on the move.
The head mounted display with 150 nits brightness, has an aspect ratio of 16:9, while its contrast ratio is 1200:1 at f/2.8. This display’s connectivity options are inclusive of a micro-USB power port, an HDMI Type A input, an HMD cable output and two 3.5mm headphone jacks positioned on both the ear stems. It can be picked up in shades of jet black or pearl white.
The Silicon Micro Display ST1080 price is $799 and it can be ordered via the company’s official website.