Finally, a functional AR device that’s perfect for the opera.
The augmented reality (AR) market is poised to explode over the next decade with companies such as Apple and Meta supposedly working on their own respective AR glasses for consumers. Then there’s Brilliant Monocle, a unique-looking AR device from Brilliant Labs designed to work with your existing eyewear.
According to Brilliant Labs, Brilliant Monocle is an open-source device designed for modification and hacking. As previously mentioned, the next-gen monocle can be clipped onto third-party frames. This could be anything from a pair of prescription spectacles to basic reading glasses. Of course, you could always attach the device to an actual monocle for a classier experience.
Here’s a detailed list of specs (as provided by Brilliant Labs):
640×400 color OLED display
20-degree field-of-view (FOV) optical body
FPGA-based acceleration for ML/CV
70mAh internal battery
Full-featured MicroPython-based OS
Brilliant Monocle is shipping now in monthly batches for $349. Each purchase comes with a USB-C cable and a charging case that can be used up to six times on one charge. There’s also a companion app for iOS and Android devices that can be used to transfer photos through Bluetooth.
For more information, you can check out the full hardware schematics here.
Feature Image Credit: Brilliant Labs