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September 19th, 2020 Pardon our dust, the blog is currently being updated — There may be a few glitches for a few days

DigiLens Visit

Introduction Last week I was in San Jose for a quick trip, and it so happened that as I was about to leave, Digilens invited me to see their latest developments. I found several different aspects interesting, including their brightness, efficiency, modularity, manufacturing, and plans for plastic waveguides later this year. Under New Management DigiLens…

Nreal Teardown: Part 3, Pictures Through the Lens

Introduction Part 1 and part 2 of this Nreal Teardown series discussed what was happening inside the Nreal AR headset. In part 3, we are going to look at the photographs taken through Nreals’ optics. I shot all pictures against a dark background in dim lighting to see the display and optics characteristics. The camera…

Nreal Teardown: Part 2, Detailed Look Inside

Introduction Following up on Part 1 of the Nreal SDK and LG product teardown, in this part I’m going to show a lot of pictures of the internal components. In some cases, I’m literally going to peel the optics apart layer by layer. I’m going to start by showing the various components inside the Nreal.…

Nreal Teardown: Part 1, Clones and Birdbath Basics

Introduction I had the opportunity to do a teardown of both a Nreal development kit and the Nreal LG product sold in Korea. I completed the Nreal teardown before I got to see Lumus’s Maximus that I reported on last time. The Maximus size, brightness, efficiency, and image quality were spectacular; I decided to report…

Exclusive: Lumus Maximus 2K x 2K Per Eye, >3000 Nits, 50° FOV with Through-the-Optics Pictures

Introduction Ari Grobman, CEO, and Aviv Frommer, Executive VP R&D of Lumus, stopped by on their way to see several companies in the U.S. with their latest Lumus Maximus prototype (hereafter Maximus). And better yet, they said I could take high-resolution pictures through the lens. The Lumus Maximus prototype has impressive overall image quality, including…

GameStop, “Hold My Beer,” says Augmented Reality Companies

Introduction and Disclaimers I want to be clear that I am not a stock analyst or expert, and nothing in this article is meant to constitute stock advice. I currently hold stock in Microvision (laser scanning microdisplays) and eMagin (OLED microdisplays), which are discussed in this article (more on that later). I hold positions in…

Mira – From <$20 Fishbowl To New Mario Kart Ride at Universal Japan (In About 4 years)

Introduction Today want to congratulate Mira Reality, a little over 4-year-old startup. Mira has seen their AR headset designed into a major theme park attraction at Universal Studios Japan. The theme park opened Nintendo World on Feb 4th, 2021, with a Mario Kart dark ride that uses Mira’s AR Headset to mix virtual images with…

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