Imagine putting on a pair of comfortable glasses and looking into a new world of entertainment, as crisp and realistic as the real world. A MEMS Start's portfolio company in the Bay Area called Allomind, Inc. announced today that it is creating a display that is as wearable as regular glasses and provides a resolution and immersion to match your senses.
This is the new entertainment experience Allomind is designing into a product they call Speck II. In terms of specs (pun intended), this means 4k resolution, 120 degree horizontal field of view (FOV), 100% fill factor for all colors, and a thickness of slightly more than 1 cm.
Now, they won't get there right away. You will have to give the engineering team until 2018 before you can get your hands on Speck II. After all, there are good reasons why Facebook's Occulus is so bulky and still has relatively low resolution and FOV. To overcome these limitations, Allomind is implementing amazing innovations, including something they call virtual pixel technology.
If you are like me and you can't wait for Speck II, the good news is that you will be able to buy their first product called Speck I later this year through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Implementing the first generation of virtual pixel technology, Speck I is a great product in its own right. It has HDTV 1080p resolution in an unprecedented form factor, less than half the thickness of competing products. Speck I promises to be as comfortable as regular sunglasses. Lay back on your couch, relax on your bed, and enjoy your favorite movie without having to hold up your phone or tablet. Popcorn not included.