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$3000 metaPro AR glasses now available for pre-order

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$3000 metaPro AR glasses now available for pre-order
 A Silicon Vally start-up company called Meta is working on Augmented Reality glasses, similar to Google Glass, but with a couple of major differences. One is that Meta's specs will use gestures to control the images on the glasses. And Meta's specs are designed to be more stylish than Google's connected specs. Its newly unveiled metaPro has a visual display 15 times larger than Google Glass. The lenses are made by Zeiss.

The metaPro is available for pre-orders at Meta's website and the glasses go on sale next July. We do have to point out that the glasses are not wireless, but instead connect by wire to a mini-computer in the user's pocket. This computer, which handles connectivity and processing for the metaPro, is larger than an iPhone. It is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel i5 CPU and includes 4GB of RAM. Eventually, the company plans on cutting the umbilical cord and offer completely wireless connected specs like Google Glass.

The company expects early buyers of the specs to use them at home, syncing to their smartphones in another room. Users can hold out their hands and see a virtual image of their handset. Apps being worked on by developers include a live action game and one for medical technicians that shows a patient's vital signs on the display.

"I have to build something that’s as beautiful as a pair of designer sunglasses. This it the culmination of hundreds of hours of planning. How do you fit this complex componentry into something so small and slim."-Meron Gribetz, co-founder, Meta

Meta's two earlier iterations of its glasses sold for $667 and brought in $650,000 in revenue. But the metaPro carries a much heftier $2985 price tag, almost twice the price of Google Glass.

source: Forbes

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posted on 29 Dec 2013, 03:13 3

1. blackice214 (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


posted on 29 Dec 2013, 15:48

14. techguymatt (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:15

16. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

HD Vision glasses > metaPro glasses.

"It feels like real life!"

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 03:31

2. hanzawhtet7 (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)

I'd buy it but 2000 is way too much for my budget.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 03:56 3

3. hmd74 (Posts: 489; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

I won't pay more than 150$ for a glass...So i would never have a smart glass :|

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 04:46

4. Sauce (unregistered)

Def waaaay more stylish and classy than Google Glass, but the wire and price are a turn off. The advertisement was awesome, and I can only say that the long term future will be packing such an insane arsenal of tech to supply the worlds consumers, now of which past imaginations come to life. Woot for tech!

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 04:59

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I seriously WANT those! So coooooooooooooooool! Just to expensive...

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 06:26 6

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Wow, that glasses is amazing! But the price...the price...the price is "amazing" as well!

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 06:37 4

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Cool as hell, but I prefer my Ray-Bans.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 09:33

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


posted on 29 Dec 2013, 11:09

13. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Yeah traditional sunglasses are better at least for now.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 08:03 4

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Does anyone think an Intel i5 processor and 4GB of RAM is an overkill for this kind of device?

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 09:41 1

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Well, I wouldn't count on battery life being very good at all..

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 09:26

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

This will be the future. I bet in 100 years these will be eye implants. Take pictures and make calls directly from your body. Or interact with almost anything such as turning a virtual car key or wiping your hand in front of a door to open it. My great grandkids will have to worry about bio implants; not if Apple will release a 5 inch phone.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 09:32

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Lol❕..I like to keep a open mind, and I do believe some of your ideas are cool, but it is kinda funny thinking about all that.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 22:25

15. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Conclusion: Priced too high, eco system not mature = cool innovation though

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:43

17. mattkl (Posts: 234; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)

These should be called goggles not glasses. They appear to be at least an inch thick from face to lense. Can't wait to see how all of this wearable tech advances in the near future.

They should come with a red and white stick so you don't look odd running into everything, and everyone. I'd snowboard in these though.

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