AAPL Stock: 111.79 ( + 0.19 )

Printed from

Brother upgrades AiRScouter head mounted display

updated 11:45 am EDT, Tue April 17, 2012

AiRScouter head mounted display due in August

Brother is making an upgraded version of its AiRScouter head mounted display glasses. The WD-100G with lenses and WD-100A without lenses offers USB connectivity and an updated design compared to the previous model.

The head mounted display has a maximum resolution of 800x600 with a dedicated control box, which Brother suggests is like a 16in screen from 1m away or a 13ft screen 10m away. When accompanied by a separate webcam and headset, it offers a possible augmented reality system similar in many respects to Google's Project Glass.

Brother expects to ship both models of AiRScouter displays in August to customers in Japan for 199,800 Yen ($2,475) with no word on international sales. Project Glass, by comparison, is estimated to cost between $250 and $600. [via Akihabara News]

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented