IFA 2023: Tried Lenovo Legion Glasses

Sunglasses at night?  Not a bad idea with the Lenovo Legion Glasses.

Sunglasses at night? Not a bad idea with the Lenovo Legion Glasses.

Curious glances at your own screen are annoying. Be it on the train when working with sensitive data or when you just want to have some peace and quiet, for example to stream a film.

With Lenovo Glasses you simply put the monitor over your eyes. You can take that literally, because the glasses reflect what is seen on the monitor on their lenses. I tried the glasses at IFA 2023.

This is how the sunglasses with monitor work

The content from the output device is projected onto the eye glasses via USB-C. This works with Windows and MacOS as well as Android and iOS.

The volume can be adjusted using buttons on the temples (yes, the glasses have built-in speakers).

The data sheet reads as follows:

  • Display: Micro OLED, 60 Hertz
  • Resolution per eye: 1.920 x 1.080
  • Connection: USB-C
  • Compatibility: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Lenovo Legion Glasses: How to wear it?

Visually, the Legion Glasses look like ordinary sunglasses (with a cable). It wears the same way, but it’s only when you put it on that the differences become clear.

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My head was too big for the frame. Since the temples of the glasses can be bent outwards, I can wear the glasses, but it’s not comfortable in the long run. The temples are also thicker due to the technology, so my ears were pushed out a little.

My colleague Alana’s glasses fit better – despite her own lenses on her nose.

Her head is narrower and the temples of the Lenovo Glasses rested on the frame of her own glasses. According to her, this made it more comfortable to wear.

The nose support is essential. This is actually intended to create distance from your own nose bike for people who wear glasses, but without it the frame was simply too sharp and therefore uncomfortable.

Lenovo Legion Glasses: Does it work well?

Wherever you should improve the form factor with possible future iterations, the transmission works surprisingly well. Normally the glasses track head movements, so the screen follows them, but you can also lock the screen centrally.

Thanks to the high resolution, even small details are transmitted – perfect for working with documents. Only in the corners is the view somewhat lost due to your own field of vision, but that didn’t bother us too much during hands-on.

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The video transmission was lossless and delay-free, which would theoretically even make the glasses suitable for gaming, for example with the Lenovo Legion Go.

Plus point: The device has TÜV certifications for Low Blue Light and Flicker Reduced. This means: You can theoretically wear the sunglasses for a long time without your eyes getting tired.

You are of course limited by the length of the cable and, in contrast to VR glasses, you can see a lot of the environment. However, that doesn’t have to be a disadvantage, because the Legion Glasses are only intended to create immersion to a limited extent.

Can someone look into the side of the glasses? No, just the carrier itself. This is an advantage, especially if you work with sensitive data while traveling.

price and availability

Cheap Sunglasses? The Lenovo Legion Glasses cost 500 euros and will be available from autumn.

If you are looking for a new type of reading glasses, the Sol Reader could be for you. Apple also relies on glasses: You can find everything about the Vision Pro in our collective article.

With the Legion Glasses, Lenovo shows that the idea of ​​a screen on the nose can be convincingly implemented. The sunglasses can definitely be used as a cinema on the nose or for working. Could you imagine working with glasses on your nose? Do you see a use case? Feel free to write it in the comments.

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