$3000 metaPro AR glasses now available for pre-order

$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.


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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17 Comments

17. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 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.

15. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

LMFAO❕

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah traditional sunglasses are better at least for now.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

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!

3. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

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

2. hanzawhtet7

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

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

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

nahh....

14. techguymatt

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

^^I AGREE... UMMMMM NO.

16. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

HD Vision glasses > metaPro glasses. "It feels like real life!"

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