During a slew of TCL announcements at CES 2021, the company got everyone a little bit excited with the introduction of the TCL Wearable Display. Essentially, this was a set of smart glasses that are a bit different than what we’ve seen from Razer with its Anzu Smart Glasses. Instead, TCL’s offering provided a 140-degree Field of View with a Pixel density of 49 PPD. At the time, TCL stated that the Wearable Display would be arriving for commercial markets later in the year, and that time is finally here.
Enter the TCL NXTWEAR G. Other than the much-improved name, the NXTWEAR G is practically the same as the Wearable Display that was shown off earlier this year. TCL combines the two built-in Micro OLED displays to provide a 140-inch viewing screen, which is can only be seen by you.
While some were hoping that we would see some type of wireless smart glasses made available, it’s clear that we’re just not that there yet. The NXTWEAR G connects to your smartphone or laptop via a built-in USB-C cable. But this has the added benefit of not needing to be charged, so you won’t have to worry about running out of juice if you’re on a trip.
As for the sound, there are dual stereo speakers built into the NXTWEAR G that rest between the temple and the ear. Or, you can opt to use your favorite headphones if the built-in speakers aren’t doing the trick.
When it comes to compatibility, you’re in luck. TCL claims that the NXTWEAR G is compatible with more than 100 of the most popular smartphones, but you’ll also be able to use this with some of the best laptops. The list includes the likes of the Galaxy Z Flip and even the BlackBerry Key2, along with some of the best tablets and ultrabooks on the market.
The TCL NXTWEAR G will launch in Australia next month, with more regions to receive the new smart glasses later in the year.