DreamGlass Air blows past its Kickstarter goal by nearly $730,000 USD.
With just 15 days left to go in the DreamGlass Air Kickstarter campaign, I think it’s safe to say the portable AR headset has successfully secured its funding. At the time of this writing, over 2,300 backers have pledged a grand total of $743,547, well-surpassing their original goal of just $15,000.
Expected to begin shipping to backers this December, the DreamGlass Air AR Glasses use AR to offer users a private viewing experience that includes a 100” 2.5K screen at a generous 90-degree FOV, multiscreen functionality, stereo sound, and compatibility with a multitude of devices.
Powered via its own dedicated battery (capable of up to 5-hours of playtime), the DreamGlass Air connects to smartphones and tablets, computers, and game consoles to create a private AR-based screen in which to enjoy your favorite content. Unlike other existing AR headsets, such as the Microsoft HoloLens 2 or Magic Leap One Creator Edition, DreamGlass is designed to function purely as a private screen as opposed to a dedicated computing device. As a result, the headset does not include any form of interactivity. Instead, it serves as a supplementary tool for existing devices.
In the various use-case scenarios listed on the official Kickstarter page, the device is used as everything from a convenient movie screen for backseat passengers, to a secondary display for a graphic artist. Users can connect their favorite headphones to the device via the 3.5mm headphone jack or Bluetooth for stereo audio and can even charge their mobile devices using the DreamGlass Air’s built-in battery.
As previously stated, DreamGlass Air is compatible with numerous electronic devices, including iPhone and Android, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac and PC, and a variety of DJI drones. You can even access local media via a basic flash drive. The DreamGlass Air AR Glasses is still available for backing on Kickstarter, with those pledging $289 or more guaranteed a pair in December. Better hurry though, there are only 10 units left available at the time of this writing.
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