Glyph “Mobile Personal Theatre” Kickstarted right before your eyes

Monday, 27th January 2014 03:47 GMT By Mike Irving

The Oculus Rift might have some serious competition here from the Glyph, which hit its $250,000 Kickstarter target in just four hours.

It’s not too hard to see why, either. The device is a similarly-styled Virtual Reality headset, but promises sharper images than such things can usually afford due to a pretty sci-fi-sounding piece of technology: it projects the images directly onto your retina, which “mimics the way we as humans naturally see light.” It’s both exciting and kind of terrifying.

It’s designed to be used for most kinds of media, able to plug into your phones, computers, game consoles, and basically any other device that you might use to watch or play or listen to content. For gaming, it features a Nine Degree of Freedom head-tracker.

If you’re curious, you can check out the Kickstarter page, which will run until February 21. Pledging $499 will net you your own prototype model of the Glyph. They’ve already hit the target, so the project will definitely go ahead.

Thanks, Game Spot.



  1. sh4dow

    Not sure why the image should be better than the one produced by other technologies. 2 million mirrors is still Full HD resolution.
    And this whole “projecting directly on the retina” thing also sounds like a marketing gag. Because how is that different from what the Oculus Rift does? The screens of that emit light, then there’s an optical element that focuses the image, so that it gets “projected” onto the retina.
    The only difference is what material the individual pixels are made of.
    Oh and… mirrors are also used in DLP projectors. Which were said to produce “stunning” black levels. But while they tend to be better than conventional TFT projectors, the black levels still suck in comparison to CRT projectors.

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