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Google Glass may have been something of a flop. But, this will not stop other companies from attempting to try their own hand at augmented reality. One of those companies is Optinvent, which has released its first product Android powered Augmented Reality glasses and smart headphones — Ora-X. This isn’t just a Google Glass knockoff, however, with Optinvent instead opting to integrate AR technology with another product: headphones.
The Ora-X was first shown off at CES last year as a concept device, however, now, the company thinks it’s ready for public consumption, and it recently launched the device on Indiegogo. Here’s the full specifications, features and Ora-X price in India.
Ora-x smart headphones and AR glasses
Ora-X is an Android-powered wearable tablet with a pair of headphones and AR glasses. It is basically a wearable tablet running Android 4.4 KitKat and is able to run both standalone apps or apps streamed from another device through Bluetooth.
The display itself is mounted on a pair of over-the-ear headphones, and the device as a whole is controlled by a touchscreen that is mounted on the right headphone. The screen can be flipped to mount on the left side too, which is perfect for the lefties among us. The device also features a front-facing camera on the screen arm that has autofocus.
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Optinvent Ora-X features:
According to the Indiegogo page, Ora-X’s display offers a similar experience as looking at a 70-inch screen from 15 feet. Not only that, but it also features an ambient light sensor for adjusting brightness, a 9-axis position sensor with a gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer, and it has a proximity sensor.
Of course, mounting a display on a pair of over-the-ear headphones presents other issues. While it’s a great idea, However, it has a pair of high end 50mm dynamic drivers for rich & punchy bass response with professional grade Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Technology for superior high definition audio quality. it will stop a lot of outside noise from coming in, which could be a problem for hearing things like traffic. Not only that, but they’re a little chunky to wear all the time. Despite this, as a home device used for things like gaming, it could certainly be a useful idea.
Ora-X technical specifications:
- High-performance dual-core processor with integrated GPU
- 2gb ram
- Android KitKat 4.4.2
- Ultra-durable 2000mAh Li-ion battery
- 3.5mm jack for audio input
- Inbuilt 8gb flash memory
- Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4 LE
- Micro USB port for charging and sync
- capacitive trackpad with dedicated volume and Android key
Ora-X Price In India:
Those wanting to buy the headset for themselves can head to the Indiegogo page or Amazon pledge as little as $349 for a headset of their own, or $549 for an Ora-X “Luxe Edition,” which offers a different color scheme.
Note: Ora-X prince in India is not yet revealed yet. But, our expected price is around 45,000/- INR (Approx 700 USD).