Alpha glass by Alpha Labs has just been introduced on kickstarter. The glass main marketing feature is the same as laforge, which is "Casual AR" glasses but includes bone conduction hardware in it. My first impression of it is that the glasses looks bulky and to be frank, "quite ugly".
However, Alpha Labs introduction of the glasses got me thinking:
1) The size of Alpha Labs glasses somehow seems more realistic than Laforge glasses. I know Corey did justify the size of all its hardware on the Q&A video, but after looking at how bulky the competitor's glasses are, it makes me wonder if Laforge glass is real and achievable. (It could be due to the added camera & bone conduction hardware but somehow the differences is significant.)
2) The early bird price for Alpha Labs glass is $779 and this price only gives you a developer kit version with no promises that they would give you the final consumer set or any additional pair of glasses, which makes me wonder if Laforge $610 price for 2x glasses is for real.
3) Alpha Labs mentioned that there will be no prescription services available for their glasses and the frame will be standard in size while Laforge seems to be able to provide prescription services on top of customized frame for each and every glass. (So far even Vue and Zungle have also shown some constrain when it comes to glass customization)
4) Alpha labs already provided real life demo and preparing for public first look despite introducing their idea to the public only this month. Laforge has yet to demo or provide any first look even though the glasses is already set to deliver in summer.
> The whole thing makes me felt like Laforge glasses is slowly becoming a "too good to be true" thing.
With the constant delay from Laforge on the delivery date, no actual first look or even demo and slow updates, I just hope someone who participated the experiment 1 in real life with Corey could shed some light. I also hope that the "Order Status" page would be updated as written on the "next update date". I want to know what you guys think about this.