Virtual reality (VR) headset manufacturer HTC Vive is adopting an optimistic strategy to the smart glasses industry with Venture Photon, a prototype for smart glasses that bank on 5G and striking lenses with a rose gold hue.
At Mobile World Congress (MWC), which was scheduled from February 24-27, however, was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. HTC Vive was going to exhibit a working smart glasses prototype, said Dan O’Brien, general manager of North America for HTC Vive. O’Brien stated that HTC Vive eventually sees such a product landing in the hands of individual tech fanatics.
Nevertheless, the seller wouldn’t specify whether that prototype was going to be showing off enterprise-targeted or consumer apps.
HTC Vive wouldn’t share any specs; however, it did share a few photos of Project Photon. There’s the rose gold palette and a darker purple that almost seem like sunglasses if it weren’t for their chunky builds, the cable in one design, and the headstrap in another.
The smart glass market is in its infancy. It would be difficult to find a group of individuals wearing Focals or the Vuzix Blade AR glasses. The apps and use cases haven’t yet turned into appealing enough to warrant the price or the implications of wearing a computing gadget on your face.