Oppo just unveiled quite an interesting new wearable, the Oppo Air Glass. Essentially, it is a smart AR glass that’s touted as a “assisted reality” device with a projection system to display information on the glasses – or in this case, glass. It also looks pretty similar to a Scouter from Dragon Ball.
Of course, you won’t actually be wearing it like a Scouter. Instead, the lens of the Air Glass is secured to a light and slim frame, which looks quite sleek. The frame is said to be manufactured with CNC technique, “imparting the design with a touch of exquisiteness and precision,” as Oppo puts it.
The main functionality of the Air Glass is to show relevant information to the user by projecting them to the glass itself. This is achieved with the Chinese company’s self-developed Spark Micro Projector. Weighing only 30g, the Air Glass is quite lightweight too, though the thick “stalk” of the wearable does look a little jarring when worn.
You can also four different methods to navigate through the user interface of the Air Glass. These include touch, voice, hand motion, and get this, even head movement. The lens itself is made from sapphire glass as well, so it should be quite scratch-resistant.
The Oppo Air Glass will be available sometime in Q1 2022 next year, though this is only limited to China at the moment. It remains to be seen if the wearable will be available in other markets, including Malaysia.