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Lenovo Glasses T1: Future Gadget or Not?

Lenovo showcase their all-new Lenovo glass T1 at IFA 2022 in Berlin. I'm present at their official launch event and also get a chance to use their glasses. In this post I'm sharing my view and experience of the Lenovo Glasses T1.

Lenovo is a company willing to take risks. I admit that it was the first thing I thought of when I put on these glasses, determined to find out if the experience that this brand offers us with this device is really worth it. These Lenovo Glasses T1 are a breath of fresh air, and there is no doubt that this clearly works in their favor .


They have been designed so that we can connect them to our smartphone, laptop or tablet in order to improve our experience in three different use scenarios : with games, with movies and series, or when we need to work with confidential documents and want to make sure that no one is gossiping. We have tried them, and we assure you that it is one of those products that do not leave you indifferent.

Lenovo Glasses T1: Specifications


FEATURES

PANELS

Micro OLED

RESOLUTION

1920 x 1080 dots (for each eye)

CONTRAST RATIO

10,000:1

SODA

60Hz

CONNECTIVITY

USB-C

SOUND

Integrated stereo speakers

CERTIFICATIONS

TUR certification for protection against blue light
TUR certification for flicker reduction

COMPATIBILITY

Android (via USB Type-C)
Windows
iOS and macOS (via Lightning connector and HDMI adapter)

PRICE

Not available


These glasses are great, but they could use being more stylish

Before we delve into the experience that these glasses offer us in a real use scenario, it is worth taking a look at their physical characteristics. There is no doubt that the most important thing in a device like this are the specifications of the panels that are responsible for delivering the images, and, in theory, they are well served.

Its two Full HD OLED matrices work with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and have a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. In the next section of this article we will check if they really are up to the task if we stick to their image quality. However, before we get there it is important that we do not overlook the design and construction of these glasses, and I am afraid that in this field they give us one of lime and one of sand.


Lenovo glasses T1 Design


They have very much in their favor a robust construction that invites us to manipulate them without fear of damaging them. In fact, when you hold them in your hands and put them on, they do not convey the slightest sensation of fragility. In addition, and this is another important point that makes them suitable for a very wide range of users, they can be used together with visual correction glasses.


Lenovo glasses T1 Design


In the package of these Glasses T1, Lenovo gives us three adjustable supports of different widths with the purpose of inviting us to find the one that fits best on our nose. There is no doubt that ergonomics is very important in a device like this, and it is a good idea that this brand takes care of this section. Otherwise our experience during prolonged use sessions could suffer.


Lenovo glasses T1 Design


However, and this, honestly, is what I liked the least about this device, when it comes to its design, these glasses have a significant margin for improvement. And they are not stylized . Nothing stylized. I do not think it is essential that they are the most beautiful glasses on the market, but I think it would be positive if they go as unnoticed as possible when we use them in public, and this condition is not met. They attract attention, and not precisely because of their beauty.


This is how they spend them when we connect them to our smartphone

These glasses are compatible with Android, Windows, iOS and macOS devices. Communication between the Glasses T1 and our smartphone, laptop or tablet is solved using a cable (they are not wireless glasses), and we have two options: use a fully functional USB-C interface, which is the right option for devices with Android or Windows, or an adapter with a Lightning connector, which is the path that users of Apple devices will have to follow.


During this first contact, I had the opportunity to connect them to an Android mobile phone, and the experience that they offer us in this scenario of use is quite successful, thanks in large part to the ingenious solution that Lenovo engineers have implemented. to solve the interaction between the user and the glasses.


And it is that to use them we have to install an app on our mobile that transforms its screen into a touchpad , so that by acting on it we can move through the interface of the glasses. The interaction in these circumstances is similar to that offered by a smartphone or a tablet , so I have nothing to object to this solution.


Lenovo glasses T1 experience


My first sensations once put in flour were positive. It is important that before putting on the glasses we make sure that we are using the correct support on our nose , but once we have solved this small challenge, these glasses are quite comfortable. I did expect them to be a bit lighter though.


Their weight does not seem like a problem to me, but I have only been able to test them for about 10 minutes, and it is not enough to accurately assess whether their ergonomics are adequate to allow us to enjoy them during a prolonged use session.


We still have to investigate another essential section: its image and sound quality . They incorporate speakers capable of delivering a convincing sound pressure level and detail, so I have nothing to object to in this area. However, when it comes to its image quality, my sensations during this first contact were not so positive.


Full HD OLED panels give us images with sufficient resolution, color and contrast, but I was not impressed by their performance, and I think that a product like this needs to make a certain impact on the user when trying it for the first time. Curiously , the organic matrices of these glasses are translucent , so that we can see dimly through them.


This feature has two consequences that are worth dwelling on. On the one hand, it allows us to be aware of our surroundings, something that can be important if we are using the glasses in a public space. But, on the other hand, the perception of the space around us can interfere with the experience offered by the content we are enjoying, especially if it is a movie or a video game.


Lenovo glasses T1 connected with mobile


We liked them, but they lack the 'wow effect!' what do you need to fall in love

Lenovo offers us these glasses to improve our experience when they work side by side with our smartphone, tablet or laptop. And yes, they offer us a very satisfying immersion in our movies and video games. In addition, they are also useful when we are handling confidential documents and we are worried that someone may observe the screen of our laptop or mobile phone without us noticing.

But, as we have seen, they have room for improvement . In my opinion what they lack to provoke that 'wow!' What a device like this should trigger in the user when trying it for the first time is a more stylized design and a more impressive visual section. Perhaps in a future revision Lenovo will surprise us by refining these areas. We'll see.


One last note to conclude. These Glasses T1 will go on sale in China later this year, although Lenovo has not yet disclosed its price of Lenovo glasses T1. During 2023 they will also reach other markets , but this Chinese company has not specified which ones, so we do not know if they will finally be available in other countries. Let's hope they do arrive so that users who catch their attention have the opportunity to get hold of them.