CES 2021 | TCL introduces new smart glasses, TWS earbuds and a Bluetooth pet-tracker
Considering TCL's claimed expertise in flexible screen tech, one might be forgiven for thinking a "Wearable Display" from the company would be an advanced prototype one could slap on their shirt or arms, for example. However, this term actually refers to a consumer-ready pair of smart glasses instead.
This arguably slick set of frames, apparently the first marketable result of TCL's internal Project Archery smart viewer initiative, is built around dual 1080p FHD micro-OLED "lenses". It delivers a binocular view with a 140-degree coverage that is perceived as being 4 meters away from the eyes.
The TCL Wearable Display has a pixels-per-degree (PPD) value of 49, and connects to "hundreds" of 1080p DisplayPort-enabled USB type C devices, be they laptops, convertibles, phones or tablets, whether they are of the same OEM or not. It is to go on sale sometime in 2021, although TCL has yet to reveal pricing or availability for the new player in the smart glasses market.
Whenever it is on sale, it might go well with some other products from the new TCL Connected Device range. They include the Bluetooth 5.0, IP54 MOVEAUDIO S600 TWS earbuds, which could be called OPPO Enco clones and are rated for hybrid ANC with a Transparency mode.
It is joined by the innovative MOVETRACK PetTracker at CES 2021. This device comes across as something like a Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, albeit one intended specifically to go on a pet's collar. This can be done using a variety of silicone accessories in a range of colors and patterns.
Once attached to a pet, the owner can connect the PetTracker to their phone, so as to be notified as soon as it it ventures outside a designated zone surrounding this device, which can be set to a radius of 10 meters at the most.
An owner can locate the MOVETRACK PetTracker through "real-time multi-geo location tracking using GPS, WiFi, and other technologies along with three tracking modes" in the event their pet gets lost. The device also exhibits a QR code, displayed by a little monochrome "E-badge" display, containing contact information should others run across a lost pet.
The new device can also be used as a kind of fitness tracker for an owner's pet, delivering data on their levels of walking, playing or resting over time. It is also rated for IP67 ingress-protection and 14 days of standby time per charge.
Finally, the TCL LINKHUB Outdoor CPE is a new option for those in need of mobile broadband in the absence of fiber or cable connectivity. It is also IP67-rated, so that it can be placed anywhere, just like many security cameras. It supports Cat12 4G/LTE connections for potentially improved coverage, and has 4X4 MIMO antennae to help pick up the nearest cell tower.
Its availability and pricing in 2021 is also yet to be determined. However, the MOVETRACK PetTracker is projected to be released in the spring of this year, for a price of €99 (~US$121), whereas the MOVEAUDIO S600s will be sold from February for €149 (~$181).
TCL Press Release