In the past many people have bagged my thoughts on what I call the extensions of “normal” video, primarily my enthusiasm for 3D and 360° footage.
Maybe I was on the wrong tack with 3D, although movie goers still seem to like it. But 360° video and stills are hanging in there, with new uses being found daily apart from the obvious gimmick factor.
However, I am sure with the latest innovation from TCL is on a winner, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a unit. Until that time, I’ll pass on the press release to you as per below. And if it excites you to go and have a look a what this is all about in the flesh so to speak, I hope you have more luck than I did.
You see, good ol’ Gerry H has the exclusive on this, but when I went to my local HN Superstore to get a demo – and I was fully happy to buy there and then – all I got was a blank look and a “Dunno what you are talking about”, comment.
After I convinced the “salesperson” to investigate the store’s own website and the item was found, I was still no better off as it turned out they hadn’t even ordered any …
Anyway, here is the (slightly edited) press release.
SEEING IS BELIEVING – TCL INTRODUCES NXTWEAR G SMART GLASSES FOR THE ULTIMATE PERSONAL VIEWING EXPERIENCE
TCL has announced the local availability of its NXTWEAR G Wearable Display Glasses. Available from today, Australians are the first anywhere in the world to be able to experience TCL’s new, truly innovative and fully immersive viewing experience that emulates a 140-inch display.
Originally unveiled at CES and further showcased at MWC this year, the NXTWEAR G Smart Glasses brings together the very best in TCL’s global heritage in display expertise and leadership in mobile technology, combining dual micro OLED screens with portability, plug-and-play functionality, and a stylish, comfortable design. The result is a hands-free personal viewing experience that can include a portable cinema for movie lovers, an immersive world for gamers, and making sports lovers feel like they are closer to the action than ever before, whether at home or out and about.
Consumers who experience the TCL NXTWEAR G Smart Glasses will also receive a bonus six month subscription to Optus Sport, further emphasizing the immersive qualities these Smart Glasses deliver for sport and entertainment-lovers.
“With 40 years of research and development, TCL continues to push the boundaries of innovation, and this includes challenging form factors in ways that will create new and exciting experiences for consumers,” said Joseph Corrente, Channel Manager for TCL Communication Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
“The TCL NXTWEAR G Smart Glasses epitomises this global commitment and emulates a 140-inch screen right before your eyes! We are thrilled that Australia will be the very first market anywhere in the world. Alongside four recently-launched smartphones, today’s launch shows a strong roadmap and commitment to the Australian market.”
Experience smart vision with TCL NXTWEAR G Smart Glasses
Offering a home-theatre style experience at-home or on-the-go, the NXTWEAR G Smart Glasses boast a sophisticated design and comfortable fit, while its stylish, reflective deep black exterior offers a high-end look and feel.
Boasting leading display technology, the NXTWEAR G is integrated with 1080p high-definition Sony FHD Micro OLED panels to provide a great viewing experience. The perfectly positioned to deliver home theatre proportions, offering a 16:9 aspect ratio and emulating a 140-inch display right before a users’ eyes.
The NXTWEAR G is worn exactly like a traditional pair of glasses, with no charging required and user-friendly plug-and-play functionality that is compatible with over 100 smartphones, tablets, hybrid two-in-one devices, and laptops supporting USB-C Type-C with DisplayPort Alternate Mode. Compatible with everything from the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Lenovo laptops and Acer tablets, NXTWEAR G can be utilised across a wide array of technology from leading brands.
An open-fit design ensures that users of the NXTWEAR G maintain a degree of peripheral vision, enabling them to both lose themselves in a movie or sports event while maintaining a sense of their surroundings and immediate environment. The NXTWEAR G also offers 3D 4K content integrated with stereo speakers, allowing cinema scores, gameplay and concerts to be brought to life.
Thanks to NXTWEAR G’s multi-screen interaction, consumers can toggle between several tasks at the same time. Whether users are immersed in a film or checking the weather, a simple rotation of the head allows the user to switch between screens for an all-in-one viewing experience.
The streamlined, reflective deep black exterior of the NXTWEAR G is set against soft-touch nylon and silica gel which surround a metallic frame, creating a comfortable, skin-friendly fit and feel that’s also durable. Inside its carry case are three adjustable nose pad sizes to cater to every face shape as well as a lens adapter for a clear viewing experience for any optical prescription.
Pricing and Availability
The TCL NXTWEAR G Wearable Display Glasses are available today from Harvey Norman with a recommended retailer price of $899.
The bonus OPTUS SPORT 6 months Subscription with every NXTWEAR G purchase is available via redemption from www.tclredemption.com.au