ASUS to launch its augmented reality glasses in 2016

Posted on Thursday, Nov 12 2015 @ 15:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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CNET reports ASUS will launch an augmented reality (AR) device next year, but specifics about this product were not revealed by the company. Previously, there were rumors that ASUS was in talks with Microsoft about making a cheaper version of the HoloLens, which is expected to arrive early next year for $3,000.
The Taiwanese PC maker declined to discuss details, but CEO Jerry Shen said on Wednesday during an earnings webcast that Asus plans on entering the market.

"It should be next year when we come out with a product," Shen said, adding "we think AR (augmented reality) will be very important for people's lives."
Augmented reality is not the same as the virtual reality (VR) products being made by firms like Oculus. The ASUS product aims to project virtual objects in your real-life view of the world, similar to how the Google Glass product functions.

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