This is Karthik from Envision. I hope you are all well and healthy in these turbulent times.
I wanted to take a moment to properly introduce you all to Envision Glasses - the new wearable solution that brings all the functions and experience of the Envision app, to the most advanced smartglass. We remember coming to AppleVis with the very first beta of our app and we are glad to have so many of you going from being our early adopter to enthusiastic subscribers and supporters. Many of you have been asking us to work on smartglasses since the very beginning, hence when we finally did, I wanted to give you all more information and the opportunity to pre-order it at a huge discount!
Envision Glasses are a combination of our software platform running on Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. These glasses look like an ordinary pair of spectacles with lightweight and compact pod on the right side. The pod consists of an 8-megapixel camera, a multi-touch gesture touchpad, an 820mAh fast-charging battery, beam-forming microphone and a directional mono speaker. There's also a small overhead display, which is not needed to operate the device but could be useful for low-vision users who wish to use the magnification features.
We partnered with Google to build a custom software that ensures a very accessible and intuitive platform, designed from the ground up keeping the needs of visually impaired users. It has all the functions of the Envision app, right from read instantly, read documents, read multiple pages, describe scene, scan barcode, detect colour, find objects and find persons. In addition to these, it also has a function to make a video call to a friend or family member, from within the glasses itself. They will have a direct video feed of the glasses and can also access additional information like the location on a map, if you permit it. Lastly, we are building the Envision Glasses as a platform and inviting other app developers who provide complementary solutions to come on it. We are currently in talks with many of your favourite apps and will update you with more news on that end as soon as we can.
The glasses are currently available for pre-orders at a super early bird price of €1499. We only have a few more of those lefts after which only the early bird option will be left which are for €1699. Those who pre-order will be one of the first to get their hands on these glasses at such low rates, get all the functions we mentioned above, get a lifetime subscription of the Envision app and get a lifetime of free updates of the glasses.
You can find more information about the glasses on our website here: https://bit.ly/3c05wvN
Or you can directly pre-order them at our online shop here: https://bit.ly/2JLf0Pu
I will be around in the comments to answer any questions or clarification you might have about the glasses. For more detailed questions, you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. We showcased the glasses at the CSUN conference at the beginning of March. Here's a video compilation of what some of the attendees who tried on the glasses thought of it: https://youtu.be/2_pvx6qhL7k