TCL is a company that is famous for its affordable TVs. Lately, it has been trying to enter the VR and AR space. Its latest reveal is the RayNeo X2, a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that can translate conversations in real-time. Interestingly, this is not the only thing that they can do!
Journalists recently had a closer look at the RayNeo X2s at the Consumer Electronics Show that began this Thursday in Las Vegas.
TCL’s X2s seem like regular glasses frames but are ridiculously oversized. They are powered by some respectable hardware, running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform that’s used in the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
By tapping on the right temple, you can look through the X2’s menus and activate its translation feature, which will not only translate the text you are reading but translate and transcript someone you’re speaking to, live. According to Scott Stein at CNET, he was able to understand someone speaking to him in Chinese.
However, there is some critique on the piece. As Engadget notes, it’s a little ironic that TCL itself specializes in displays but couldn’t get its own any smaller.
Google also has a similar product. Unlike the X2s, Google’s glasses have less features and can’t capture images.
TCL expects to make the pieces available to consumers by July, according to Gizmodo.