TCL says its wearable display will go on sale in July starting in Australia for AUD 899, with more markets to follow. The company has been testing the concept for a couple of years now and now showed it at virtual CES earlier this year. The company calls it NxtWear G and says that it is not an AR or VR device in its current configuration. It acts as an external display for mobile and laptop. It has two 1080p Micro OLED panels that give the effect of looking at a 140-inch screen.
The wearable display works with laptops, tablets, phones that offer USB-C DisplayPort functionality, including recent Samsung S21 series phones, iPad Pros, and MacBooks. The glasses can be plugged directly into the device, and the content is displayed on a 16:9 screen in front of the eyes. The whole thing weighs 130g which includes cable and stereo speakers are built into the frames. The company recommends using wireless a headset or earbuds.
For Mobile World Congress, TCL is announcing a new screen-sharing function called Multi-Screen Collaboration for its smartphones, among other global announcements. It will work only with the TCL 20 Pro 5G at launch and allow users of the phone to wirelessly share messages, clipboard content, photos, and files with a compatible Windows 10 laptop or PC.
Videos and photos can also be shared from the phone to a TCL TV. The phone acts as a trackpad in this mode to move around the TV screen to select clips or images to play. In the coming months, the company says the feature will come to the 20 Pro 5G via a software update.
TCL is previewing another new wearable for kids. Movetime Family Watch 2 is a kid-oriented version of its 4G-Enabled smartwatch designed for seniors, which features a 1.54-inch screen along with video and voice calling. Real-time location tracking is there and a geofencing feature, an IP65 rated housing. Battery standby time is up to seven days. It will be sold in Europe starting mid-August for €149.