Visit StickyLock

Frame is Brilliant Labs’ AR Smart Glasses

Brilliant Labs introduces AR smart glasses with multimodal AI

Brilliant Labs has released Frame, a pair of AI-enabled smart augmented reality glasses with a hidden camera and a micro-OLED colour display that can be displayed over the lens. It may perform a real-time web search for anything that a user is looking at, respond to inquiries, and convert text or audio by using voice assistant and multimodal AI models. At $349, the Frame closely rivals products like the Rabbit R1 and Meta’s Ray-Ban smart spectacles.

The Frame from Brilliant Labs, a set of smart glasses that offers a more realistic augmented reality (AR) exposure, was released soon after the release of the Apple Vision Pro. It enables real-time navigation and interaction with the outside world using multimodal creative artificial intelligence (AI) services. The fact that the Frame is fully conceivable and open-source implies that future development efforts by other parties might increase its capability.

Regarding design, the Frame has a vintage circular frame style allegedly influenced by figures such as Steve Jobs, Gandhi, and John Lennon. The Frame is lightweight at only 40 grammes, with integrated prescription glasses for comfortable daily wear. It comes with three colour options: white, black, and tinted transparent, so most consumers should find something they like.

A tiny micro-OLED device hidden behind the lenses displays a 640 x 400 colour display over a 20° diagonal field of vision with the aid of a geometric prism optic. The device has no buttons, tactile controls, or open-ear speakers; the main connections are a tap/double-tap input, a frontal 1280 x 720 lens and mike on the nose bridge.

The Frame pairs through Bluetooth with the “Noa” mobile application from Brilliant Labs, which is an AI voice-controlled assistant that is always operational. It also serves as a platform for multiple AI models, including GPT4 for creating text, Perplexity AI for conversational searches, Whisper for recognising speech, and Stable Diffusion for text-to-image generation. For example, you may use this to assess the dietary calories in a food item, check the pricing of something online, interpret text written in a foreign language on a sign, or interpret voice audio coming from a recording device.

Comparisons between the Frame and the Meta Ray Ban smart glasses are unavoidable given their similar dimensions and capabilities. Although the two are designed for remarkably comparable applications, the main output of Meta’s smart glasses is open-ear speakers rather than an overlay augmented reality display. In addition, it has tactile controls and 32 GB of internal storage for your recorded movies and images. Conversely, The Frame only serves as a real-time gateway to various AI applications; it fails to save any of the information.

The Frame is supplied with a tiny USB-C charging dock dubbed Mister Power, which fits beneath the nasal bridge and charges the device itself. Mister Power provides an additional 149 mAh to the 222 mAh built-in cell. At estimated normal use, the Frame can achieve a full day of use when combined with Mister Power, according to Brilliant Labs. Nevertheless, defining typical use for a brand-new category such as smart glasses is challenging.

The initially scheduled batch of Brilliant Labs’ Frame will arrive on April 15. You can pre-order it currently through the company’s site. At $349, it is priced similarly to the Ray Ban Meta smart glasses and the Xreal Air 2 AR glasses, but much less than the Xreal Air 2 Pro, which has an improved panel with electrochromic darkening.

Join the Discussion

Visit StickyLock
Back to top