Avegant Glyph – the Mobile Personal Theater


The Avegant Glyph is clearly a version 1 product. It does what it says very well but we still find areas which can be improved. At first 720p might sound low resolution but remember that the technology behind this is not the same as when watching a LCD screen. We found basically no screen door effect and the image is extremely sharp. So on that front we came out impressed. 3D-support and head tracking support also is nice. We also found the audio when watching movies or playing games great. Maybe a bit much bass but for movies and games that suits us fine. Last but not least we love the application as goggles for a drone fascinating.

On the minus side we find issues like no audio streaming over bluetooth, the fact that it needs a 720p source and cannot down scale from 1080p, a not so comfortable fit when using as regular headphones and of course the price. Oh, and you do look like a bit of a doofus when you have it on. We had one person bursting out in laughter when they entered the room while we were testing it. What don’t we do for you readers.

In the end thought it is hard to really recommend the Avegant Glyph unless you either fly a lot of drones or travel a lot. We don’t see people sitting in your home with this, although we guess the privacy factor might be interesting for some, and thus the 600+$ it costs will be hard to swallow. If you fit into the groups detailed above though the Avegant Glyph is an excellent choice.  With a product this good for version 1 we can’t wait to see what improvements they come up with for version 2.

Pros Cons
  • Excellent image quality
  • Looks stylish
  • Good audio
  • HDMI-in makes it compatible with any source that uses HDMI-out.
  • 3D-movies and 3D-Vision in gaming support
  • Support for head tracking in games
  • New features added via firmware updates
  • Quite expensive
  • You look funny using it
  • Not that comfortable when using it as headphones
  • Still ‘only’ 720p per eye.
  • No bluetooth audio support (at the time of writing)
  • Colors in image a bit muted.
  • No downscaling from 1080p.


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