Norm glasses by Human Capable inc. AR Kickstarter – lightweight smart glasses review 2021: release date, price & specs
Norm glasses by Human Capable inc. look like regular glasses on the front and side. They have folding arms at the base and weigh only 36 g. The glasses can be equipped with any prescription lenses and will be available in three sizes.
Inside the glasses is a processor, memory card, battery, microphone and optical system that allows you to project information directly in front of the user’s eyes. In the front part there is a camera that captures the image, and on the arms near the ears — speakers.
- When connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, Norm projects text messages, emails, websites, social networks, videos, and other content.
In addition, the owner of the glasses can make phone calls and listen to music. However, the developers warn that passers-by within a radius of half a meter can hear a conversation or music.
Now norm glasses by Human Capable inc. is completing a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of the first batch of glasses. Instead of the stated $15 thousand, the startup has already raised $25 thousand.
Release date, price & specs:
Human Capable Glasses Inc.currently sponsored through Kickstarter, where she has already met her goal of $ 15,000 and raised more than $ 265,000, with 29 days left in the campaign. The start of sales began with a price of $ 369 in January 2020.
Earlier, Microsoft at the Microsoft Inspire conference showed a hologram of the speaker’s translator, created for the HoloLens 2 augmented reality glasses. The hologram translated speech from English to Japanese in the same voice as the real speaker.
Norm glasses by Human Capable inc. – good or poor?
Unless the lazy one did not admit that the Google Glass smart glasses project failed. But what is the reason for such a failure of the global technology giant? One of the reasons that immediately comes to mind is the ridiculous appearance of the device itself.
- In our time, design plays a huge role, including in the technology industry. It is doubly important when it comes to points. It doesn’t matter how good the “stuffing” is: if the glasses make you look like a cosplayer of a sci-fi action movie from the 90s, you’re unlikely to wear them.
To sell a new product to users, it must be well packaged. People will be happy to use smart glasses that match their taste preferences: after all, you need to put the device on your head.
- This is the conclusion reached by the employees of the startup Human Capable Inc. Their new product – smart glasses norm glasses by Human Capable inc. is completing a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of the first batch of glasses.
Instead of the stated $15 thousand, the startup has already raised $25 thousand. can surprise the user not only with a wide AR-functionality, but also with an elegant appearance. In such glasses, it is not a shame to go out on the street – everything is “normal”with them.
- The Norm AR not only looks like a simple pair of sunglasses, but also really protects the user’s vision on too bright days.
They are easy to fold and do not require any special care. The device weighs only 36 grams, and is sold in three sizes, so anyone can find a pair to taste. The Norm AR lenses are easy to replace, so people with low vision will be able to put eyepieces with diopters.
All the most important things are hidden inside the case. Inside the glasses, you can’t really turn around, but the developers managed to hide in them the central processor, memory, storage, battery, microphone and an entire optical system that allows you to create projections right in front of the user’s eyes. Both arms have a speaker, and the front of the device has a camera.
- With the help of Bluetooth, the glasses are synchronized with the smartphone. When connected, the user gets access to text messages, email, websites, social networks, a translator app, and other resources. The device will not cause difficulties: there is a simple instruction manual for this.
Norm glasses will be able to take photos and videos!
The owner of the norm glasses by Human Capable inc. AR will be able to take photos and videos and scan barcodes / QR codes. The device also allows you to talk on the phone and listen to music without even touching the phone. The glasses are controlled using a smartphone, voice commands, a touch panel on the arm, or even head gestures.
In case the user fears for their privacy, some functions have an incognito mode. The battery lasts for 4-5 hours of continuous use.
- Now the funds for the release of Norm AR are collected by the manufacturer on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.
The goal of the startup is $15000. it has already been achieved – the company has raised more than $265,000, and there is almost a whole month left until the end of the campaign. The minimum pre-order price starts at $369, with delivery starting in January 2020.
How do you like the idea of the Norm AR smart glasses ? Will the project be successful, or is it, like Google Glass, doomed to failure? Share your opinion in the comments! Read also HTC Vive Cosmos headset 2021 – review.