Lenovo gets personal with its new display

The Glasses T1 is a wearable virtual monitor.

Lenovo Glasses T1, a personal display that fits in your pocket. They can even be worn over prescription eyewear. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo has screens of varying sizes, from those on its tablets to its ThinkVision and other monitors for work, gaming, and home use. Now the company is thinking big by thinking small with a wearable private HD display right in front of each of your eyes.

The Glasses T1 can be used for a range of applications, including gaming, streaming, and more. What they can’t be used for, however, is AR or VR. Not only do they offer the convenience of an extended viewing area of a mobile device screen (think a large-theater screen), but they also offer privacy when viewing sensitive material in a public setting—a growing concern as more and more people take their work with them on the road.

The glasses are lightweight and comfortable, and they ship with exchangeable nose clips and adjustable arms. They even have an attachable frame that accommodates prescription lenses. In addition to being comfortable for long-term use, the device’s efficient optics and low-power consumption will not tax the battery, so it can be used for hours on tethered mobile devices without draining the battery of the device it is connected to.

In addition, the Glasses T1 produces stunning image quality, thanks to its micro-OLED display technology that delivers rich colors and a super-high contrast ratio (10,000:1).

“Every day, people all over the world are increasingly shifting to mobile devices for entertainment and productivity,” said Eric Yu, senior vice president of Commercial Product Center and SMB Segment, Intelligent Devices Group at Lenovo. “Screen real estate can be a big bottleneck in the user experience. With Lenovo Glasses T1, users have a portable and private big-screen experience and can get more value from their phones and laptops.”

The device is not limited to mobile devices, as it works with most current smartphones as well as tablets and laptops with full-function USB-C-equipped Windows, Android, and MacOS. The Glasses T1 can also connect to Lightning Connector iOS devices through an adapter that’s sold separately.

Lenovo Glasses T1 key specs
Display Micro OLED
Resolution 1920 × 1080 per eye
Framerate 60 Hz
Audio High-fidelity built-in speakers
Certifications TUV low blue light
TUV flicker reduced
Android (requires full-functional USB-C only)
iOS with Lightning Connector (requires HDMI-to-glasses adapter; Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter)

The Glasses T1 will release in China late this year (called Lenovo Yoga glasses) and will be available in other select markets in 2023. Pricing will be announced at the time of shipping. Lenovo currently sells its more robust (and expensive) ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses, which work with PCs and certain Motorola smartphones and provide stereoscopic display viewing.