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‘Pokémon Go’ Developer Niantic Teases Smart Glasses – Review Geek



The side of what looks like smart glasses with a Niantic logo
Niantic

Augmented Reality games are on the rise, and Pokémon Go is undoubtedly one of the most popular entries in the genre. But phone AR games only give a small window to an improved world. What if you could play in smart glasses? Niantic teased something like this on Twitter today.

To be clear, we don̵

7;t know what the Niantic device does. John Hanke, CEO of Niantic (makers Pokémon Go Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and more), sent a tweet today teasing what appears to be smart glasses. You can see the image above and they are somewhat similar to other recent smart glass items like the ones from Noord and Google.

In the words of the CEO, add, “Exciting to see the progress we are making to enable new types of devices using our platform …” and the idea is compelling. Niantic recently showed a test version of Pokémon Go runs on a HoloLens (before that event was turned into a VR version of Burning Man). But most smart glasses setups don’t provide a full world view like HoloLens.

We don’t know if Niantic makes the device or collaborates with another company. But Razer already wants to get in on the action. The CEO (Min-Liang Tan) replied on Twitter asking about setting up a partnership. That request, of course, allowed Tan to name Razer’s new Anzu smart glasses – although those are for music playback and not AR. Make it what you want.

In the meantime, we wonder: would you buy smart glasses to play? Pokémon Go or Wizards unite

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