Mark my words: when the whole video glasses technology gets nailed, we’re talking revolution . The one thing that I find lacking about portable video platforms is the existence of a comparable experience to headphones for audio. As much as I love my iPod with video, when it comes to the video experience, bigger is better.
Within the NanoPrism diffractive planar optics device, light emerging from the microdisplay source is collected by a lens and coupled into a thin transparent substrate via a nanoscale diffraction grating. The trapped light propagates within the substrate by internal reflection toward the viewer’s eyes, producing a perfectly aligned image.
And then we put the reciprocator in the optical refractor and presto!
Meanwhile, Mirage seriously needs to convene a design board for these suckers. Some odd things have become fashionable over the years, but these look like a prop from the movies you see at 2AM on the Sci Fi channel.