The display glasses will go on sale in Australia in July.
TCL has officially announced the TCL NXTWEAR G, a unique and portable wearable glasses that can act as a display for your smartphone or laptop. The display glasses build on the prototype that TCL first showcased at CES 2021 this year.
The TCL NXTWEAR G looks like a pair of fit-over sunglasses and other smart glasses in the market, but that’s about it. In terms of functionality, they are very different from anything else on the market right now as they primarily function as a portable monitor instead of smart glasses.
TCL’s Wearable Display Is Very Different From Smart Glasses
TCL is marketing the NXTWEAR G as a portable monitor meant for content viewing and cinema lovers. There’s 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 combines to emulate the viewing experience of a 140-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio in front of your eyes.
The wearable display features a foldable frameless design with a deep black exterior for a rich look and feel. The glasses do not block your peripheral vision completely, so you can still see your surroundings by looking left/right or up/down without having to remove the glasses completely.
The Wearable Display Connects to Your PC or Smartphone Over USB-C
Unlike regular smart glasses, the TCL NXTWEAR G does not run on 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 in front of your eyes. For a comfortable experience, the metal frame of the TCL NXTWEAR G features soft-touch nylon and silica gel.
The wearable display can also playback 4K 3D content to deliver an immersive viewing experience.
Since there’s no battery, the wearable display glasses are extremely light and weigh just 130gms. Stereo speakers are also built right into the glasses’ frame, though TCL recommends using wireless earbuds for the best 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. Most popular consumer devices are supported, including MacBooks, iPads Pros, Dell XPS laptops, Google Pixelbook, and flagship Samsung Galaxy devices.
The display glasses will go on sale in Australia first from July for $899 AUD ($690) and then make their way to other parts of the world.
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