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People baffled after seeing how new Apple Vision glasses work in public

People baffled after seeing how new Apple Vision glasses work in public

It's certainly a conspicuous device

In the world of technology's latest incident of 'it didn't work for them but it might work for us', Apple has launched its brand new headset.

Apple Vision Pro launched a couple of days ago (2 February) and the technology company calls it a 'spatial computer' where you can see the real world around you but screens and buttons can appear in front of you.

This wearable technology over your eyes thing didn't really work at all for Google Glass, but Apple will surely be hoping its updated attempt is more successful.

It says it 'seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space' but from the outside it looks like you're going around with a big pair of VR goggles on.

If you want to see how it works, some people donned the headsets and took them for a spin in public, and lots ended up pretty confused at what they were seeing.

Daft Punk look a bit different these days, don't they?
TikTok/@LukeMianiTV

TikToker @lukemianiyt went for a walk with his on to test some of the features, finding that he was able to get around with the headset over his eyes without worrying that he was going to trip up or bump into someone.

He admitted it felt 'a little silly in public' but he was willing to give it a try, and said it was a success that 'nobody has attacked us for being incredibly weird'.

However, Luke found that 'you can't really use it while you're moving' as he tried bringing up his apps with the headset and ended up walking right through where he could interact with them.

He then tried 'travel mode' to see if that would help, but the Apple headset really didn't like that with screens and app buttons jittering about the screen.

Nevertheless he rated the experience as '10/10 would do again'.

When Luke used the features he could make apps and webpages appear before his eyes, but the gadget really didn't like him walking around. Tiktok/@LukeMianiTV
When Luke used the features he could make apps and webpages appear before his eyes, but the gadget really didn't like him walking around. Tiktok/@LukeMianiTV

While Luke gave Apple's headset a positive verdict, those who watched his display on TikTok were a tad more sceptical about the benefits.

"But what problem is it solving?" one person wondered, with someone else suggesting the answer was 'rich people's boredness' and a third guessed it 'makes you stay on your phone at all times'.

Some were more willing to give it a chance, saying the bulky looking headset was just the 'brick phone era' of the technology and after enough time more people would adopt it.

They said they'd wait a few generations for the technology to get sleeker and more appealing, though if nobody had bought a brick phone and we all decided to wait for a few models down the line we might not have ended up with the technology we've got today.

Right now I'm in agreement with the person who said they'd 'wait till the contact lens version of it comes out'.

Featured Image Credit: Tiktok/LukeMianiTV

Topics: Apple, Technology, Google, TikTok