The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out. There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no weird arm floating in front of the lens, no speaker, and no microphone. From the outside, the Vaunt glasses look just like eyeglasses.
When you’re wearing them, you see a stream of information on what looks like a screen but it’s actually being projected onto your retina. All of the electronics in Vaunt sit inside two little modules built into the stems of the eyeglasses and located entirely up near the face of the frames so that the rest of the stems can flex a little, just like any other regular pair of glasses.