The Glyph Headset: best thing since hieroglyphics


New Glyph Headset scheduled to be released this year.

Scheduled to be released this year, the Glyph Headset promises to not only play music, but to also use a set of two million microscopic mirrors to project 3D video in to the user’s eyes.

“Users would play the video content on their mobile or entertainment device, but watch it on the Glyph instead of their device’s screen,” CEO of Avegant Edward Tang said. “The Glyph has a battery life of about three hours.”

Many similar video headsets exist on the market today, but none with the ability to be used on such a wide variety of devices. It is able to play video off of nearly anything with a screen, from a smartphone to a gaming console.

There may be speculation as to whether one’s eyes will become irritated by watching a screen attached to your face for too long, but Tang says that the effect will be quite the opposite.

”Eye fatigue comes from staring at the artificial, pixelated light from our screens. What we’re doing is mimicking the actual light around you,” he said. “It is the kind of thing that your eyes have been conditioned to see.”

The kickstarter campaign to raise money for the production ended on Feb. 21, and the lightweight models will be released later this year for an unknown price.

“Glyph seems like something I would totally want to buy,” junior Freddie Moore said. “I feel like I would be one of the first people to buy one. Now that I know about it, I will be anxiously awaiting the release date.”