Lumus says its new augmented reality glasses are for 'casual everyday users' / by Scott A.

Live coverage from the year's biggest technology conference, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The year in tech starts here.

Live coverage from the year's biggest technology conference, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The year in tech starts here.

Augmented reality glasses company Lumus is announcing two new prototypes, one of which is designed to appeal to “casual everyday users.” The Maximus and Sleek designs, on display at CES, aren’t being directly released as products. But they’re designed to be licensed and released by other companies, and Lumus says we should see some consumer-focused prototypes from its customers over the next year.

Like ODG, which announced new consumer-focused glasses earlier this week, Lumus is announcing a high-end and lower-end model. Maximus, seen below, is meant to be wearable over prescription glasses. It’s got a healthy 55-degree field of view, and Lumus recommends it for gaming and other high-end consumer uses.

The Sleek prototype, seen at the top of the page, is supposed to offer a “discreet, natural-looking design.” It’s got a smaller (unspecified) field of view, but it does look more or less like a pair of glasses, albeit with a big lump on one side. We’re not sure who Lumus might be working with, but its current partners include augmented reality companies Daqri and Atheer, electronics company Thales, and warehouse company Knapp.