Well the MAD Gaze I backed on Indiegogo in June 2016 was just delivered a few minutes ago... Unlike some of the other "AR glasses" that I have backed this actually appears to be a real product and not vaporware!
Here's what you get in the box:
Here are the details of the MAD Gaze X5 and Bluetooth earpiece:
Here are the specifications::
Very preliminary verdict: very nice packaging and all the parts and electronics are solid. But can it perform as specified (see quote below from the Indiegogo site)? Well, I have it charging up and will then run it through its paces and let you know!
- Instant Translation - Ever walk around a foreign country and have no idea what is going on? MAD Gaze is going to fix that for you. There is an auto-translate application that translate everything the glass see into the language of your choice. You’ll never want to travel without your MAD Gaze.
- Social - MAD Gaze allows users to make phone calls, text, send multimedia to contacts, access personal data assistant (PDA) and play any media. Seeing as this is the main reason people are on their smart phones all the time, by replacing that phone with MAD Gaze, a lot more time will be spent looking up.
- Entertainment & Games - Imagine playing your favorite game not having to look down at the screen, or using AR+ to play games where your surrounding real world interacts with you. Suddenly, the game becomes more interactive than idle. The world is enriched. MAD Gaze takes gaming to a whole new, more exciting and entertaining level. As a player, you truly feel in game.
- GPS Navigation - The GPS on MAD Gaze will ensure you never get lost. With the map and directions right in front of you, you will no longer miss a turn. A completely hands-free map creates a safer alternative than a smartphone in situations where having your hand free is quite important. Just envision having a little map in the corner of your eye directing you as you bike, drive, walk, run, kayak, anything!