Meta, the augmented reality company, is making its Meta Pro glasses available for pre-order, with the technology shipping out in July. The big bad so-called “Space Glasses” are $3650 and, among other features, make it possible to turn a wearer’s idea into a hologram and subsequently, an actual object/design/plan.
The wearable tech blows Google Glass away in terms of its display, which is 15 times the size of Glass’s. It also operates in 3D and not just two, à la Glass. Of course, to create a grander, more immersive experience, the glasses are way more obtrusive looking than Glass — although they’re huge to the point of looking like big sunglasses, which actually makes them cooler looking than the dorky Glass headset. Even though Meta Pro has yet to ship, a cruder, cheaper developer version that was already made available means there are apps ready to go for the real thing.
The coolest thing about Meta Pro, in our eyes (pun, intended!) is that it allows wearers to design a 3D printed object with their hands — no CAD software necessary. That’s some Tony Stark-style innovation right there.