ODG Unveils Two Mixed Reality Smartglasses

Tyrone Stewart

ODG SmartglassesAR and VR smartglasses manufacturer ODG (Osterhout Design Group) has unveiled two mixed reality smartglasses at this year’s CES. The devices, called R-8 and R-9, are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

The R-8, weighing 4.5oz, is said to be aimed at the consumer – providing them with access to movies, sports, gaming, navigation, news articles and books. It features HD resolution, over 40 ? field of view (FOV), and augmented, virtual and mixed reality overlays.

The R-9, offering 1080p resolution and a 50° FOV, is intended for light enterprise to prosumer media consumption. It is also functions as a development platform for mobile AR and VR, and smartglasses applications.

“Our commitment to our commercial customers remains unchanged, but we are starting to see the pull of the early adopter phase for consumer smartglasses as VR and AR emerge as new computing platforms, form factors improve and people want more out of their mobile devices,” said Pete Jameson, COO of ODG. “We are excited to begin engaging developers and introduce compelling consumer experiences to seed adoption.”