Brilliant Labs is bringing its open-source ethos back with its next-gen AR glasses. Like with the Monocle, the company will support hardware and software developers and tinkerers of the Frame with full resources including living documentation, open source codebase and hardware schematics. Developers will further be able to modify the parameters of Noa's supported AI models.
While the Frame includes a single display like the Monocle and is open-source like the latter, this next-gen model differs in several aspects such as:
- Featherwear AI Glasses - Manufactured using engineering-grade nylon plastic, Frame is optimized for comfort and and weighs only 39 grams, making the device no heavier than a standard pair of eyeglasses but durable and comfortable enough to be worn all-day, every day
- Vivid Display - Frame's high resolution vivid display boasts 3000 nits of brightness
- Front-Facing Spatial Camera - Frame integrates a low-power machine vision camera that accurately captures and interprets the world around you
- Integrated Microphone - Control or speak with your AI assistant through voice inputs for a hands-free experience
- Multimodal AI - Wirelessly connects to your phone through Bluetooth 5 to support simultaneous generative AI inputs from Perplexity, Stability AI, GPT4, and Whisper to offer advanced solutions to real-world problems
- 6DoF IMU - Centrally located within the nose bridge, an advanced 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) provides Frame with a three acceleration axis and three compass axis, which can be used for menu navigation, step counting, directions and more
- Custom Prescription Optics - Prescription lenses, in partnership with AddOptics, can be 'Precision Bonded' to Frame using a unique optical lens casting process
Frame is available for pre-order as of today, retailing for US$349 (including tax), and will begin shipping in April.