At IFA 2022, TCL presented the NXTWEAR S, a new pair of glasses with an integrated micro OLED display. The glasses are to be launched on the market this year as part of a Kickstarter campaign.
Two displays built in
According to TCL, the glasses use two micro-OLED displays, each with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The manufacturer compares the visual impression with that of a display with a screen diagonal of 140 inches, which is viewed from a distance of four meters. The glasses can be used for all types of media consumption. In this context, TCL points out that they offer the decisive advantage of absolute discretion compared to a smartphone, tablet or laptop. For example, confidential documents can be viewed safely in public spaces.
Compared with the predecessor model, the glasses have been modified in several respects. Two dials in particular have been added. They can be used to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers and the brightness. One is also used to switch between a 2D and 3D view. Another new feature is a magnetic Pogo Pin connector, which is supposed to simplify pairing with smartphones or other devices. According to TCL, the color display has also been improved.
Correction function can be fulfilled
However, the glasses should not exclusively serve the consumption of media, but also be able to compensate for myopia to a certain extent. This is made possible by magnetically attachable correction lenses. Besides this correction function, TCL also emphasizes the wearing comfort and the improved speakers of the glasses. All in all, this should make them largely suitable for everyday use and, above all, really practical.
Price and availability
The glasses are expected to become available globally before the end of the year. This will be made possible via a Kickstarter campaign, through which the project can be financed and models can be ordered. When exactly the campaign will start is not yet known. However, interested parties can be notified. Prices are also not yet known.