Lenovo’s new ThinkReality A3 business smartglasses look almost normal
Smartglasses are slowly advancing, maybe becoming a mainstream consumer product that companies like Facebook and Apple will eventually try to sell us. In the meantime, designing commercial versions for business might still be the best landing spot for hardware makers. Lenovo’s new ThinkReality A3 AR smartglasses, announced at this year’s virtual CES and coming in mid-2021, is one of these pro-level devices. It looks like a more compact version of the headset Lenovo already has, but it’s starting to look a lot less like a visor, and a lot more like everyday glasses.
The ThinkReality A3 glasses look a lot like the nReal glasses I tried a year ago, which tethered to a phone and had cameras and sensors over the top half of the glasses lens. The ThinkReality A3 will tether to PCs or phones using a USB-C cable (supporting Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or better Motorola phones that can connect to DisplayPort, according to Lenovo).