AR glasses that don’t make you look like a glasshole. US$999 | SHOP.BYNORTH.COM
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AR smart glasses have been an important piece of emerging tech since Microsoft introduced the Hololens, but the computing power and bulky technological constraints have meant that they never made it into the mainstream tech market. The recently released Focals by North (formerly Thalmic Labs) might just be sleek enough to change this. These chic spectacles will give you the time, weather, text messages, calendar events, third party notifications and turn-by-turn directions by connecting, via Bluetooth, to your phone. The device hasn’t integrated any eye tracking controls so you’ll have to wear the Loop ring wearable ring controller to interact with digital content, but you can also talk to it using Alexa.