Frequently Asked Questions


You asked. We answered.

1. General

Is this a Virtual Reality device?

Not specifically – but it can be. The high resolution, lack of screen-door effect and low latency of our technology all make the Glyph great for VR.

What content is available for the Glyph?

The content is endless. The Glyph is completely media agnostic, meaning it can display content from any smartphone, TV, gaming console, tablet, etc. It also supports stereoscopic 3D.

What is the price of a Glyph?

$499

What will the fit feel like?

The Glyph will have a very comfortable fit. When in audio mode, it will feel like your average over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones. In video mode, the visor will put very little pressure on your nose – about that of a pair of glasses.

Where can I get a Glyph?

2. Optical

Can you make it 1080 or 4k?

Eventually, yes. The current version will be 720 pixels wide, which in a micromirror array is extremely sharp.

Is the Glyph bad for my eyes?

No. The light source is simply a low powered Light Emitting Diode (LED) – something like you would see at the end of a keychain light. The micromirror array and optics together create the unique image with a very comfortable and natural feeling that eliminates the eyestrain many people feel when using mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones.

What is a Virtual Retinal Display?

A Virtual Retina Display uses a micromirror array and a combination of optics to reflect an image directly onto you retina, effectively using the back of your eyeball as a screen. The resulting picture is extremely sharp and vivid, unlike anything a conventional display can produce.

What is the field of view?

Looking into the device, you’ll see an image that looks like an 80-inch screen 8 feet away from you. That translates to roughly a 40-45 degree field of view.

What is the resolution?

1280 x 720 per eye.

Will I need to wear my glasses with the Glyph?

Most people will not. You’ll be able to adjust the diopters in the Glyph from +2 to -6 to accommodate a wide variety of prescriptions as well as pupillary distances. At this point we cannot account for astigmatic eyesight.

Will this field of view get bigger?

It can. And we are looking into developing it. Right now though we want to focus on bringing a broad spectrum of already-existing content to the broad user base and this particular screen size and aspect ratio are ideal for that.

3. Audio

Are the headphones noise cancelling?

Yes.

How does the Glyph’s audio quality compare to high-end headsets that are already out there?

The audio quality is outstanding. We spent a long time studying and perfecting our audio signature to create a sound profile that’s on par with the video quality.

Is there a microphone?

Yes.

What kind of ear cups are you using?

Over-the-ear, circumaural, leather cups.

What kind of sound drivers are you using?

40mm Ti drivers

4. Power

How long does it take to fully recharge the battery?

Less than 3 hours.

Is it possible to use the Glyph while charging it?

Yes.

What is the battery life?

3-4 hours in video mode. 10-12 hours in audio mode.

Miscellaneous

Will there by any kind of warranty if something is defective or breaks?

Our early backers are incredibly important to us and we don’t want to provide a poor experience. We have not decided on an official warranty policy yet, but we will be very supportive and you can expect us to service or replace any faulty hardware.