DreamGlass Air blows past its Kickstarter goal by nearly $730,000 USD.
With just 15 days left to go in the DreamGlass Air Kickstarter campaign, I think it’s safe to say the portable AR headset has successfully secured its funding. At the time of this writing, over 2,300 backers have pledged a grand total of $743,547, well-surpassing the teams original goal of just $15,000.
Expected to begin shipping to backers this December, the DreamGlass Air AR Glasses use AR to offer users a private viewing experience that includes a 100” 2.5K screen at a generous 90-degree FOV, multiscreen functionality, stereo sound, and compatibility with a multitude of devices.
Powered via its own dedicated battery (capable of up to 5-hours of playtime), the DreamGlass Air connects to smartphones and tablets, computers, and game consoles to create a large AR-based screen in which to enjoy content privately. Unlike other existing AR headsets, such as the Microsoft HoloLens 2 or Magic Leap One: Creator Edition, DreamGlass is designed specifically to function as a private screen rather than a dedicated computing device. As a result, the headset does not include any form of onboard interactivity. Instead, it serves as a supplementary tool for existing devices.
In the various use-case scenarios listed on the official Kickstarter page, the device is used as everything from a private television screen for a backseat passenger, to a secondary display for a graphic artist. Users can connect their favorite headphones to the device via a 3.5mm headphone jack or Bluetooth for stereo audio and can even charge their mobile devices using the DreamGlass Air’s built-in battery.
As previously stated, DreamGlass Air is compatible with numerous electronic devices, including iPhone and Android, Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch, Mac and PC, and a variety of DJI drones. You can even access local media via a basic flash drive.
What the DreamGlass Air AR Glasses lacks in power it makes up for in affordability and convenience, offering consumers a significantly less expensive—albeit considerably more simplistic—AR viewing experience.
The DreamGlass Air AR Glasses is still available for backing now on Kickstarter, with those pledging $289 or more being guaranteed a pair in December. Better hurry though, there are only 10 units left available at the time of this writing.
Feature Image Credit: DreamWorld AR
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