Osterhout Design Group (ODG) known for making smart glasses for the military and other organizations has made its first consumer product: augmented and virtual reality glasses.
ODG unveiled the R-8 and R-9 models. The R-9 will ship around Q2 of 2017, is priced around $1799, and is targeted for light enterprise. The R-8 is smaller than the R-9, is set for under $1,000, and is targeted for personal uses such as watching movies, sports, gaming, education, and more.
The glasses will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip, the newest chip aimed at AR and VR. The glasses will run on Android and with an investment from 21 Century Fox and a collaboration with OTOY, a virtual reality firm, and LA’s up new HD content will be created for the devices.