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    Exclamation Price drop?

    I have been invited twice to test Google Glass, and honestly would love to test any tech, especially Google product. However $1500 is steep. Will they price drop anytime soon? Would love to get my hands on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fofjjsr View Post
    I have been invited twice to test Google Glass, and honestly would love to test any tech, especially Google product. However $1500 is steep. Will they price drop anytime soon? Would love to get my hands on them.
    I agree. I also have been invited to test Google Glass, but as much as I love "new" tech, the price tag is a little to steep ...IMHO
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    Be awesome for a price drop

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    The price will definitely drop when google realizes that regular consumers don't want to pay so much money for a product like that. It's only the real techy and wealthy that'll own it.
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    I think Google will do a $500 weekend, they realise people are loosing interest and need to sell them off, however the issue is there still not ready for prime time. Maybe 5.0 Lollipop will help.

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    There might be a potential war soon if Microsoft launch their Hololens later this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldhero View Post
    There might be a potential war soon if Microsoft launch their Hololens later this year.
    Some good information from the Oculus Rift subreddit from /u/FredzL on Google's investment, Magic Leap (Google Glass 2?), in comparison:

    > **Disclaimer** : pure speculation based on published patents and reviews.
    >
    > I think Magic Leap is :
    >
    > * 40°x40° FOV
    > * 8 Mpx/4K (scanning fiber display with piezoelectric actuator)
    > * 60 Hz
    > * blocking light from the physical world (occlusion mask with LCD(s))
    > * nearly correct accommodative depth cues (zone plate diffraction patterning device => 12 levels of depth from 0.5 m to 3 m)
    > * low-persistence (720 Hz high-frequency binary display => 1.38 ms illumination per depth layer)
    > * glasses form-factor (waveguide with embedded diffraction grating => end goal, not done yet)
    > * release in 2016-2017
    >
    > I think Microsoft HoloLens is :
    >
    > * ~40°x22° FOV at most (from the reports : tiny FOV, rectangular)
    > * 4 Mpx/2.5K (OLED) or 8 Mpx/4K (LCoS) but color sequential
    > * 60 Hz
    > * not blocking light from the physical world (additive blending)
    > * no accommodative depth cues
    > * full persistence
    > * large and heavy glasses form-factor
    > * release in 2015

    reddit/com/r/oculus/comments/2t74sf/microsoft_announces_windows_holographic_ar/cnwsyny

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    > Yes it's a supposition, but the technology described looks quite close to what would be required to back the Magic Leap claims (3D CG elephant appearing to exist in the real world).
    >
    > Requirements would be :
    >
    > * suitable FOV for AR
    > * suitable resolution for 20/20 visual acuity
    > * accommodative response to provide absolute distance information and avoid the vergence-accommodation conflict
    > * blocking of light from the real world when a pixel of the object should be visible
    > * transparency of pixels for which the real world should be visible
    >
    > The patents state these requirements to best match the capabilities of the average human visual system :
    >
    > * 50 pixels/° for 20/20 visual acuity (should be 60 pixels/° but close enough)
    > * minimum FOV of 40°x40°, requiring 8 Mpx for 20/20 vision (looks like the best candidate)
    > * desired FOV of 120°x80°, requiring 50 Mpx for 20/20 vision
    >
    > And their patents make these claims :
    >
    > * **projection device** : scanning fiber display with piezoelectric actuator with a 3840×2048 resolution (8 Mpx) at 60 Hz
    > * **occlusion mask** : blocks light in specific pixels with liquid crystal display(s) operating at 60 Hz coupled with the projection device
    > * **zone plate diffraction patterning device** : 12 layers (focal planes) of depth from 0.25 to 3 m operating at 720 Hz for 60 Hz viewing
    > * **waveguide with embedded diffraction grating** : redirects collimated light towards the eye through the diffraction pattern while allowing transparency
    >
    reddit/com/r/oculus/comments/2stl1h/the_verge_posted_a_ton_of_magic_leap_patent/cntcrxd

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