The eye-wear projects the apps and contextual data from a user's smartphone to seemingly float in front of the user. The glasses are designed to look like a normal pair of glasses, and are made to differentiate themselves from virtual reality headsets and the Google Glass. The glasses are manufactured with a heads-up display that displays notifications, music control, fitness and driving data, and other things. Each pair of glasses are built to fit the on the users face, with the proper corrective lens, and are priced to be less expensive than a headset or other brand of smart-eye-wear.
LAFORGE boasts a battery life of eighteen hours for their glasses, and only a thirty minute charge time. The software inside of the frames is capable of measuring your speed, and can detect whether or not you are driving when traveling over 17 miles per hour. Users can also take pictures and record videos upon order of the Shima Beta Bold version of the frames.
LAFORGE Optical raised $675,000 in Seed
LAFORGE Optical raised $525,000 in Seed from NST Venture
LAFORGE Optical raised $1,100,000 in seed from Somo Optical
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