Lenovo is venturing back into the world of smart glasses with an ambitious new product. The popularity and usability of smart glasses within the modern workspace have been questionable ever since the failure of Google Glasses. But probably the technology was a bit ahead of its time back then and this gamble by Lenovo could actually pay off.
To revolutionize the work environment yet again, the company launched Lenovo ThinkReality A3 which are essentially an augmented reality (AR) based smart glasses. They have been designed specifically for enterprise users but unlike the Google Glass, these ones require a physical tether which can either be a Motorola smartphone or a computer.
The device is built to act as a display while the processing is done by a computer or a smartphone. One of the interesting applications of these smart glasses is the ability to create virtual monitors. They will enable a user to expand the number of screens even while working on just one single-screen computer available.
With the ability to work on multiple screens and look at multiple applications at once, it is expected to boost workplace productivity by a substantial margin. Additionally, it also addresses the major concern for privacy because it shields your display from a passer-by since only you would be able to see what’s being displayed on the screen.
The ThinkReality A3 will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 chipset and an 8MP RGB camera along with dual fish-eye cameras to assist in room-scale tracking. The device is expected to ship during mid-2021 but nothing has been disclosed about the pricing as of yet.
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