The display glasses will continue sale in Australia in July.
TCL has officially announced the TCL NXTWEAR G, a singular and portable wearable glasses that will display your smartphone or laptop. The display glasses repose on the prototype that TCL first showcased at CES 2021 this year.
The TCL NXTWEAR G seems like a pair of fit-over sunglasses and other smart glasses within the market, but that’s about it. In terms of functionality, they’re very different from anything on the market immediately as they primarily function as a transportable monitor rather than smart glasses.
TCL’s Wearable Display Is Very Different From Smart Glasses
TCL is marketing the NXTWEAR G as a transportable monitor meant for content viewing and cinema lovers. There is no AR or VR functionality or voice assistant integration on offer here, as seen on Google Glasses and other wearable headsets.
The wearable display features dual Full HD Micro OLED panels from Sony, which mixes to emulate the viewing experience of a 140-inch display with a 16:9 ratio ahead of your eyes.
The wearable display features a foldable frameless design with a deep black exterior for an upscale look and feel. The glasses don’t block your sight completely, so you’ll still see your surroundings by looking left/right or up/down without having to get rid of the glasses completely.
The Wearable Display Connects to Your PC or Smartphone Over USB-C
Unlike regular smart glasses, the TCL NXTWEAR G doesn’t run on an A battery. Instead, the wearable display must be plugged into a laptop or a smartphone with USB-C DisplayPort to power it.
The wearable display will then act as an external monitor and display content from your smartphone or laptop on a 140-inch display ahead of your eyes. For a relaxing experience, the metal frame of the TCL NXTWEAR G features soft-touch nylon and colloid.
The wearable display also can playback 4K 3D content to deliver an immersive viewing experience.
Since there is no battery, the wearable display glasses are extremely light and weigh just 130gms. Stereo speakers also are built right into the glasses’ frame, though TCL recommends using wireless earbuds for the simplest immersive experience.
TCL NXTWEAR G Compatibility and Release Date
The TCL NXTWEAR G is compatible with over 100 smartphones, laptops, and hybrid two-in-one devices that support DisplayPort over USB-C. Hottest consumer devices are supported, including MacBooks, iPads Pros, Dell XPS laptops, Google Pixelbook, and flagship Samsung Galaxy devices.
The display glasses will continue sale in Australia first from July for AUD 899 ($690) then make their thanks to other parts of the planet.