Lenovo ThinkReality A3, is the future in augmented reality?

Lenovo ThinkReality A3, is the future in augmented reality?
The Consumer Electronic Show has always been a stage for important announcements and for cutting-edge technology that will reach the homes of consumers only in the next future. Lenovo this year has decided to thin the line between current technology and science fiction a bit with the launch of its new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses, which will be available starting this year. Will this type of augmented reality (AR) shape the future of technology?

The new Lenovo ThinkReality A3 augmented reality glasses are probably the most unique and futuristic product announced during the 2021 edition of CES. Mainly designed for the business world, this viewer could allow us to take a first look at what will perhaps be the future of the interaction between user and PC or smartphone thanks to the so-called augmented reality (AR).

"A3 is a next generation augmented reality solution - light, powerful and versatile. These smart glasses are part of a comprehensive offering of integrated digital solutions from Lenovo, which includes this advanced AR device, ThinkReality software and Motorola smartphones. Whether it's working in virtual spaces or providing remote support, ThinkReality A3 enables users to leverage their skills from wherever they are, ”said Jon Pershke, Lenovo Vice President of Strategy and Emerging Business, Intelligent Device Group .

The Lenovo ThinkReality A3 are connected to a PC (PC Edition) or to selected Motorola smartphones (Industrial Edition) via USB Type-C cable and this allows the user to use them wherever they are. ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are worn like sunglasses and can be customized with optional industrial frames for added safety and durability.

Lenovo has collaborated with Qualcomm for the realization of this ultralight AR viewer, in fact the Lenovo ThinkReality A3 are based on the Snapdragon XR1 platform, specially designed for this type of product. Behind the lenses there are two stereoscopic displays with 1080p resolution, which allow the visualization of up to a maximum of 5 virtual monitors, while an 8MP RGB video camera allows the acquisition of FullHD video and the two fisheye cameras enable room technology. scale tracking.

"ThinkReality A3 PC Edition connects to a laptop PC or portable workstation to allow the user to activate several virtual monitors, even large ones, in their field of vision and use software and applications of Windows. Virtual monitors add value to the PC, in terms of productivity, privacy and immersive experiences for entire sectors such as finance, architecture and engineering, but also for any user who works remotely or on the move where space and privacy are limited "he explained. the company.

Virtual monitors are optimized and compatible with leading Lenovo ThinkPad laptop PCs and mobile workstations with Intel and AMD Ryzen processors.

“ThinkReality A3 Industrial Edition can be paired select Motorola smartphones1 for AR-supported hands-free tasks in complex work environments. The Industrial Edition is supported by the ThinkReality software platform, which enables business users to build, deploy and manage mixed reality applications and content on a global scale, with worldwide support ”continues Lenovo in the press release.

Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses will be available in select markets from mid-2021. More information is available on the company's official website, at the product page.

Lenovo ThinkPad T450 with Intel Core i5-5000U CPU and 8GB of RAM is available for purchase on Amazon for only 499 euros.

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