CES 2016

Avegant is showcasing its new product on the Shopper Electronics Present in Las Vegas this week. Initially backed by Kickstarter, the startup is releasing its Glyph media participant that doubles as a headset.

Outfitted with 3D capabilities, the wearable system can hook up with a pc or smartphone by way of an HDMI connector, displaying films and the Web on a personal viewing display. When turned to its aspect, the product can be utilized as headphones.

Avegant's New Hardware Is A Hybrid Headphone And Video Viewer

TechCrunch spoke with Richard Kerris, chief advertising officer at Avegant. With the Glyph, individuals can watch “something you need, anyplace you need.” Kerris spoke of watching films and checking e mail with privateness on a aircraft.

The display is made with Gorrilla Glass and makes use of “one million mirrors per eye reflecting,” says Kerris.

Whereas the wearable system appears like a digital actuality headset, don’t get these merchandise confused. Kerris says that digital actuality headsets like Oculus are designed to take you to an alternate world, whereas the Glyph “retains your spatial consciousness” and allows you to keep cognizant of your environment.

Pre-orders start this month, with the Glyph out there for $599 till the fifteenth. After that, it can retail for $699.

Avegant is predicated in Redwood Metropolis and has raised over $30 million in funding from Intel Capital and others.