This one seems weird to me. Venture capitalists have thrown millions (even billions!) into developing next-stage head mounted displays without, I believe, actually solving a real problem: truly private interactions with the traditional keyboard-driven computer. The BT-300 was close, but it has no HDMI interface; the Avegant Glyph is basically like watching television; you wouldn't want to write code on the thing. (Who knows what the Avegant Suite will be? Right now it's at 720p and barely a prototype.) Seriously, all I want is a second screen that nobody else can see that doesn't also make me look like a refugee from the Borg.
I mean, take a look at the Suite again. That's $140 million dollars of technology for a multilayered optical solution. All I want is a simple bifocal S-OLED 1280x720 RGB display with a goddamn HDMI connector. This technology is already four years old. Is it so much to ask?
Hot take: I'd say that the reason bros haven't solved the problem is because there's a mismatch between what tech bros want and what real people want. The legendary corporate buses of San Francisco shield their riders from anyone who might not be privy to confidential information, and the ones who might pay for the development of such technology probably don't take metro anyway.
In the meantime, I may end up buying a pair of Miracast dongles (they're cheap, less than $30) and seeing if I can get it to work with my laptop.
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