San Francisco-based virtual reality eyewear company Allomind is teaming up with visual design company Territory Studios and industrial design firm Ammunition to build Speck: “the world´s smallest, lightest, most user-friendly wearable screen,” the company said.
Speck will be “wearable eyeware”: a personal media device that will deliver truly immersive, 4K-resolution picture that places the viewer right in the middle of their entertainment — all in a package that is small enough to carry wherever you go, lightweight enough to wear for hours without discomfort, and affordable and stylish enough to be accessible to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
“When you look at pretty much any device out there, from our phones to our computers, the push is to go smaller,” says Abhijit Limaye, Allomind CEO. “Screens are the only components that are getting bigger instead. Why? Immersive field of view. People want to be immersed in their movies and media. We are making immersive screens smaller and low-powered so that we can fit what is effectively a 100-inch 4K television into a pair of sunglasses.”
To build Speck, the Allomind team is drawing on decades of combined experience spanning everything from nanotechnology and optics, consumer electronics, and digital media.
Allomind is partnering with leaders in industrial and user interface design to bring Speck to life. Ammunition, known for its work creating iconic hardware for companies like Beats by Dr. Dre, Polaroid, and Square, will take the lead on the industrial design for Speck. Territory Studio, perhaps best known for their work in films including The Martian, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ex Machina, will design Speck´s user interface.
The development of Speck is ongoing — the team plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo later this year, to give early adopters a chance to be one of the first to secure their Specks.
Allomind is a technology company specializing in nanotechnology and optics, and dedicated to exploring the ways these cutting-edge technologies can impact people´s lives every day. The Allomind team has decades of combined experience spanning nanotechnology, camera optics, consumer hardware and software.