Vision Pro / visionOS
If you can’t afford buying an original Moog synthesizer, you can now use your Vision Pro as a virtual instrument.
All joking aside, this does look like a pretty cool use case.
This is a great write-up of the in-store experience for the Apple Vision Pro.
A headset is a very personal device, and I can relate to what Michael said here:
Trying your buddy’s Vision Pro is more like trying on their shoes than playing with their iPhone: it might work if you’re the same size, but it’s going to be awkward and maybe even a little bit gross.
That - and the fact not very many people own a Vision Pro at this time - is one of the reasons why the retail experience is so important for this new device.
I’ve read many comments people had about their in-store experience when trying out or picking up their Vision Pro, and it seems that Apple once again really nailed their white gloves support.
Vision Pro use cases
The Vision Pro has been launched just over a week ago, and in the past couple of days, people have been excited to try out the new platform and explore all sorts of use cases for it.
Here are some use cases I found remarkable:
Just the other day, Brilliant Labs launched their Frame AI glasses. They look very much like regular glasses, and much less … in your face than the Apple Vision Pro. There is not much information about the device, other than a video on their website and their launch announcement which got picked up by a couple of tech outlets, but it seems like it has one AR lens that can display information (text and images) directly in your field of view, and has both a microphone and a front-facing camera to support use cases such as detecting objects and translating text. It's not entire clear if there are built-in speakers.
Looking at their GitHub profile and the documentation for the predecessor product, the Monocle, it seems like on-device apps will be built using Python, and can connect to a companion app running on your phone. The interesting thing about this is that the entire stack is open source - even the Noa app that acts as the default conduit between the glasses and any AI services such as OpenAI GPT is open source, and can be replaced with your own implementation.
Unfortunately, it seems like there is only a rather limited (and pretty coarse-grained) selection of prescription lenses, but I assume most opticians should be able to manufacture prescription lenses for your prescription.