There’s nothing sleek or compact about Vufine’s wearable display. Truth be told, it’s unapologetically obtrusive. If you want to watch movies, drone feeds, or any other content privately, though, the Vufine+ is exactly the device to get that done.
An improved version of their original wearable display, it packs a larger display that can accommodate both portrait and landscape orientations a whole lot better than its predecessor. Whether you hook it up to a phone, tablet, laptop, or some other device, it will let you privately watch any content hands-free from… uhm… the comfort of your face. Or something like that.
The Vufine+ can connect to any device via a micro-to-full HDMI cable, allowing it to serve as either a mirrored display or a second monitor. It uses a 960 x 640 LCOS screen that, according to the outfit, appears approximately as a 4-inch display standing around a foot from your eye, with three different display modes: standard for unaltered 16:9 aspect ratio, fit for landscape orientation, and zoom for portrait orientation. An onboard rechargeable battery allows it to run for up to 90 minutes on a single charge.
A magnetic docking station allows you to mount it to the temples of glasses and sunglasses, with a ball-joint and pivoting arm enabling you to fine-tune the viewing angle. Do note, it’s designed to mount on most common frame styles, although very thin wire frames and thick embellished frames might prove a bit of a problem.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Vufine+. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $169.