When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works

Home / News / Olympus shows off MEG 4.0 wearable display glasses

Olympus shows off MEG 4.0 wearable display glasses

Hot on the heels of Google's Project Glass, Olympus reveals its own spectacle-ular display

With Google unveiling its head-mounted Project Glass technology just a week ago, Olympus has taken the opportunity to swoop in and introduce its own futuristic set of specs, the MEG 4.0.

Although the MEG 4.0 prototype doesn’t pack a camera – surprising, given it’s made by Olympus – the glasses pack in a 320×240 QVGA resolution display, accelerometer and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity. The MEG 4.0 is designed to rely on your smartphone device for processing power – something that sets it apart from Google’s Project Glass technology. As does the fact that it doesn’t look like something out of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Olympus claims the MEG 4.0’s display can be viewed without obscuring vision, and the current prototype can run for eight hours of on-and-off usage (just two hours with non-stop play).

There’s no word as yet on when the MEG4.0 will hit store shelves – or how much it will cost when it does – but given that the first word was heard all the way back in 2005, we’ll simply brand this with a big fat “watch this space”. For now.

[via engadget]

You may also like

Nokia lets you explore Batman’s Gotham City in 3D

New video! Parrot AR.Drone is the ultimate geek toy

New video! Acer’s Iconia A510 – impressive or just another run-of-the-mill tablet?

Profile image of Dan Grabham Dan Grabham Editor-in-Chief


Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

Areas of expertise

Computing, mobile, audio, smart home

Enable referrer and click cookie to search for eefc48a8bf715c1b ad9bf81e74a9d264 [] 2.7.22