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Lenovo Jammed a 1080p Display Into Glasses, And I’m Not Sure About It

Lenovo is working to put a display on your face. With companies like Meta, Apple reportedly considering smart glasses, the Lenovo Glasses T1 bring a massive, private viewing experience to phones and laptops by acting as a second display. intended to provide. Whether consumers want to play their games on mobile, stream movies, or extend their PC desktop to glasses is an open question.

Glasses T1 look like sunglasses. Of course, it’s a little bulky, but you can’t miss the USB Type-C cable connection. Lenovo includes replaceable nose clips and adjustable temple arms. Some frames are available for fitting prescription lenses, but you will need to find an optician to cut the lenses to the proper shape.

Lenovo says the Glass T1 works with USB-C devices running Windows, Android, and macOS, as well as iOS devices, but iPhones and iPads with Lightning connectors require Lenovo’s HDMI to Glasses Adapter accessory and Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter (opens in new tab)Lenovo clarifies in its spec sheet that compatible devices include the Moto Edge S, iPhone 12 and 13, Samsung Galaxy S 21, Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkBook, Yoga, and Legion PC tested to work. claims to Note that the USB-C port must be the one that outputs video.

The glasses are equipped with Micro OLED display technology that displays a resolution of 1920 x 1080 per eye. It also has a built-in speaker.

Android phones behave differently depending on the manufacturer company. Motorola smartphones use the Ready For desktop experience and Samsung smartphones are displayed with Dex.

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I tried an early build of the Glasses T1 and had mixed feelings. I was able to attach the glasses to my Motorola phone and play games and movies with a larger looking lens, but the lack of demo material on the device made it hard to get a feel for it.

On a Windows laptop, it makes a little more sense. Windows will detect the Glasses T1 as a second monitor and you can use the buttons on the Glasses to “lock” the screen in one place and keep your head off the screen. In theory you could see these in use if someone was working on some kind of sensitive document on the train or in a coffee shop. No one else could see what they were working on. However, on that early unit it was difficult to see the top edge of the screen and some text was very small. increase.

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