Last time we got an up close look at the X1 Smart Glasses from ThirdEye Gen, they were showcasing a beta version of the product at CES 2018. This time around, at CE Week 2018 in New York City this week, the company has with them a production version of their product and a fresh retail partnership to boot.
The ThirdEye X1 Smart Glasses are a take on the augmented reality glasses that resembles something of a Microsoft Hololens, but on a much more mobile and streamlined package. The production-ready model felt great on the head, the padding was comfortable and the nose guards rested easy across the bridge of my nose. Additionally, the viewing experience felt a little more refined and smoother than the previous iteration that I experienced just a few months ago.
ThirdEye began shipping their product to commercial customers in February. The product is available for both commercial and consumer use and retails for $999. ThirdEye Founder Nick Cherukuri, who was on hand at CE Week walking attendees through demos of the product, explained that his team has received tremendous feedback from both users of the product as well as the developers ThirdEye works with to generate apps and content for the smart glasses. In particular, he noted that ThirdEye has received far greater interest from consumers than they anticipated, resulting in increased demand for the product.