A video lens for the Borg in you

'Teleglass' about to go on market in Japan

Arisawa

Not long ago, the idea of a video lens built into a pair of eyeglasses was little more than science fiction. Now, a Japanese company wants to make it a reality and even relatively affordable.

The "Teleglass" from Arisawa Manufacturing is a quarter-inch LCD that yields an image that's the equivalent of a 21-inch screen from about a yard away, according to I4U News. That's about half the size and distance of products such as RelaxView's glasses , but the Teleglass allows you to maintain your regular field of vision at the same time. (We must insist, however, that you not use it to watch a movie while driving.)

The Teleglass, which is scheduled to go on sale in Japan next year for $429, is also less expensive than competing products. But there's one thing to keep in mind: If you wear one of these, you'll look a lot more like a Borg than Lt. Geordi La Forge.

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