Published on January 13th, 2021 | by Emergent Enterprise0
Lenovo Reveals ThinkReality A3 Lightweight AR Glasses for Enterprise
It seems only fitting that CES 2021 should be virtual for those tech companies that deal in the virtual realm. As the event progresses online some enterprise devices are being introduced and this column by Scott Hayden at RoadtoVR reports on the Lenovo ThinkReality A3 AR glasses. No price was announced and availability will be later this year. Companies like Lenovo need to be careful not to price themselves out of the market. Adopters are not only looking for value and ease of use but scalability across the enterprise and a high price tag per device makes that less likely. Let’s see what happens when the ThinkReality hits the virtual shelves.
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During the all-digital version of CES 2021 this year, Lenovo has officially unveiled its ThinkReality A3 augmented reality glasses, which is said to work with PC and select Motorola smartphones via a USB-C cable.
We first got an unofficial glimpse of the AR glasses in mid-December when leaker ‘WalkingCat’ published a number of unverified photos of the headset. Now the company has detailed a few of the things that were previously only subject to speculation.
In short: the company is putting out a lighter, more ergonomic pair of AR glasses for business users sometime in mid-2021. Lenovo says use cases for ThinkReality A3 include using virtual monitors, viewing 3D objects, and immersive training.
The AR glasses are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 which drives stereoscopic 1080p displays, something the company says can show “up to 5 virtual displays” for greater and work productivity and for situations when users need private access to displays. A single 8MP RGB camera provides 1080p video for remote expert training, and dual fisheye cameras provide room-scale tracking.
It’s being offered in two varieties, a ‘PC Edition’ and an ‘Industrial Edition’, the latter of which includes more durable industrial frame options.