Lenovo's smartglasses sequel is still limited, bulky and pricey

Lenovo's smartglasses sequel is still limited, bulky and pricey
Last year, Lenovo entered the smartglasses market with a pair of connected specs. Launched with its partner, Vuzik, the Lenovo M100 required the user to have a plastic box connected to the device, hanging from his or her side while using the glasses. Priced at the equivalent of $1250 USD, the Lenovo M100 was priced in the same atmosphere as Google Glass.

Today, there is word that Lenovo will release the sequel to the M100. With more of a resemblance to Google Glass than last year's model, the new smartglasses are still priced the same as the first-generation wearable, and still requires the user to have a plastic box connected to the device.

Lenovo's new smartglasses are designed for the Chinese market and will make voice calls, playback video and more. The manufacturer says that it built the device so that people can "see things a different way." As with the M100, the sequel is powered by Android.

While nearly as pricey as Google Glass, Lenovo's smartglasses are more bulky to use, and offer fewer applications. It's hard to see this picking up much traction in the country, especially after the financial trauma that China has endured over the last few weeks.


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source: MyDrivers (translated) via XiaomiToday

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7 Comments

6. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

It will be sad when the Microsoft Hololens is cheaper than this but has such better hardware.

8. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

HoloLens is not portable, in the sense that it can't be really be worn outside a building or so. It is far too bulky.

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