During CES 2024, ASUS revealed its AirVision M1 wearable smart glasses among various computer hardware. Despite the ‘M1′ designation, it’s important not to mistake it for Apple Silicon, as ASUS hasn’t released full specifications. While it may appear to compete with Apple Vision Pro, it requires a computer connection for multiple screen display, making it essentially useless as standalone hardware.
To function, the AirVision M1 requires a USB-C connection to a PC or phone. ASUS hasn’t confirmed compatibility with the iPhone 15, but when linked to other devices, users can access multiple displays on the glasses’ panel—ideal for boosting productivity. Despite its compact size compared to the Apple Vision Pro, the device may sacrifice powerful internals due to its smaller form factor.
Nevertheless, compared to typical ‘off the shelf’ glasses, the AirVision M1 is notably bulky, although ASUS hasn’t disclosed its weight. The renders alone convey its substantial size. Thankfully, for an enhanced viewing experience, the AirVision M1 features an FHD (1,920 x 1,080) microLED panel with a 57-degree field of view (FOV). Once linked to a PC or phone display, users can access three virtual displays and place them wherever they find most convenient.
For added convenience, users have the flexibility to adjust the aspect ratio, choosing from 16:9, 21:9, or 32:9 on the AirVision M1. The device is equipped with noise-canceling microphones and speakers, enhancing simplicity in online meetings. Unfortunately, ASUS has not disclosed pricing or launch details, but given the streamlined features and the fact that it is not a standalone device like the Apple Vision Pro, it is anticipated to be more affordable than the latter.