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Old 08-19-2018, 09:33 AM   #1
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smart glasses as ebook reader - intelligente Brillen als ebookreader

Everything is great, but ... eventually comes the point where you are sick of it, while reading the reader to hold in your hand. Yes, I know, there are several holders. But everything is pretty backward. Why is there no ebook reader in the form of smart glasses (smart glasses, google glass, sony glass etc.). Unfortunately, the development in this area seems to have stagnated for years. But I am convinced that reading ebooks with smart glasses is the only true thing.
Why no one has come to this is a mystery to me.
Apparently, manufacturers and retailers of ebook readers and smart glasses actually read very little themselves. Therefore, the problem was not recognized at all and for the solution to be grasped by smart glasses (intelligent data glasses) one was simply blind. Or does someone know an intelligent data glasses, with which one could comfortably read lying on the couch his ebook?
Sorry that I'm putting this on. But perhaps it is taken as a suggestion to think about this opportunity, so far overlooked by the developers, and to push the industry in the right direction for something to progress.

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Alles toll, aber ... irgendwann kommt der Punkt, wo man es satt hat, beim lesen den reader in der Hand zu halten. Ja, ich weiß, es gibt diverse Halter. Aber ist doch eigentlich alles ziemlich rückständig. Warum gibt es keine ebookreader in Form einer Datenbrille (smart glassen, google glass, sony glasse etc.). Leider stagniert anscheinend seit Jahren die Entwicklung auf diesem Gebiet. Aber ich bin davon überzeugt, das Lesen von ebooks mittels intelligenten Brillen ist das einzig Wahre. Warum darauf noch keiner gekommen ist, ist mir völlig schleierhaft. Anscheinend lesen die Hersteller und Händler von ebook readern und von smart glasses in Wirklichkeit selber nur sehr wenig. Deshalb wurde das Problem erst garnicht erkannt und für die mit Händen zu greifende Lösung durch smart glasses (intelligente Datenbrillen) war man einfach blind. Oder kennt jemand eine intelligente Datenbrille, mit der man bequem auf der Couch liegend sein ebook lesen könnte?
Sorry, dass ich das hier anbringe. Aber vielleicht wird es als Anregung genommen, über diese, bislang von den Entwicklern übersehen Chance, mal nachzudenken und die Branche in die richtige Richtung zu schubsen, damit etwas vorangeht.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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Excellent idea. I probably wouldn't buy one until I read a bunch of positive reviews first.

Some practical questions...

Is the display technology there yet? I'm used to 300dpi, is this doable?

Page turning? Remote device, or could it track eye movement reliably?

Battery life? I would want at least 5 hours battery life, longer if it doesn't have quick wireless charging.

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Old 08-19-2018, 03:06 PM   #3
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What a horrible idea. "Smart glasses" in themselves are already something that I'd positively hate, but using such a device just to read without having the page at normal distance... ugh!
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My glasses lens sit less than an inch from my eyes. I don't see how that would work at all. You could only see a word or two at a time.
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I have put together a few links on the subject of smart glasses. I hope everyone has quick access to the topic. As I understand it, it should already be possible today to look at pictures, maybe even videos. If this is already done, then the way to read the ebook is probably quite short, at least not as far in the distant future, as we all still believe.

english wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartglasses

german wiki:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartglasses

interview with Thad Starner on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68mBrgEs9RM

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My glasses lens sit less than an inch from my eyes. I don't see how that would work at all. You could only see a word or two at a time.
I don't think that it works that way? You actually see the image some farther distance, say 3'.

I wonder how the background works: can you set it to a solid background, or is the text always transparent?
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I don't think that it works that way? You actually see the image some farther distance, say 3'.

I wonder how the background works: can you set it to a solid background, or is the text always transparent?
That doesn't change my opinion. I've worn glasses since I was 5 or 6, and am legally blind without them. Contacts do not work for me anymore. I depend on my glasses, and am grounded without them. They aren't gadgets for me, they are as much a part of me as my skin.
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That doesn't change my opinion. I've worn glasses since I was 5 or 6, and am legally blind without them. Contacts do not work for me anymore. I depend on my glasses, and am grounded without them. They aren't gadgets for me, they are as much a part of me as my skin.
I think mine sit less than an inch. I'm assuming one could get prescription eglasses. I can picture them working.
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