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Avegant Glyph AG101 Video Headset, normally $499, only $199 at Newegg!

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I've been wanting a video headset that wasn't so damn bulky and more importantly wouldn't look embarrassing in public. The Avegant Glyph AG101 Video Headset is the sleekest looking device that looks like Beats headphones (and you can wear it like one when you want to use it as simple wired audio headphones).

Originally a Kickstarter project in 2014, this was selling initially at $699, and it's been selling on average at $499. However, I found a third-party seller that sells them new for as low as $199 on Newegg (and $249 on Amazon, though I can't post their link due to guidelines for 3rd party Amazon sellers).

I was skeptical with third-party sellers, but since I had an Amazon gift card and they have the A-Z Guarantee, I ordered mine from Amazon and got a 4-year SquareTrade warranty to go along with it. Even with expedited shipping, it took a week for mine to arrive from CA to NJ. Interestingly, the Glyph I purchased from Amazon arrived in a Newegg.com shipping box and packing label, so I'm assuming it might be the same seller.

The version I received was the "Founder's Edition," which means that it comes with a soft pouch instead of a hard carrying case, but the headset and accessories are identical and new. Photos of my Glyph I received yesterday here: https://imgur.com/a/KrI47

It's a steal over what Avegant themselves sell it on Amazon for $499 [amazon.com] (I actually bought mine from them first, only to get a used product, so I returned it and found this seller). I'm still able to register the product with their Avegant iOS/Android app, and update the firmware. Unfortunately, the Glyph no longer supports DJI drone head-tracking anymore, but I wanted to use mine simply as a display for my Xbox One and my iPhone (with the bulky Lightning AV adapter). It's 720p but it's damn crisp and bright. The headtracking mode for PC/Mac works, as the mouse pointer moves around when I move my head. I assume it will work well for first-person shooter games.

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I own one, yes it's crisp and bright but, it feels like you are sitting 50ft away from a 65 inch screen. If you absolutely don't need it wait until a 4K version comes out.
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i don't need this ... but i sure as heck want it... the price is good.. someone please talk me out of it Smilie
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i don't need this ... but i sure as heck want it... the price is good.. someone please talk me out of it Smilie
I commute on a bus every day, and I still like to watch TV in bed when my wife wants it quiet and dark, and this is so much more comfortable than having to hold and stare down at a smartphone screen. I couldn't get talked out of it, not at this price.
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Looks cool -- watched this review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q53RtnJpouA

Unfortunately not for me, need the full VR
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OP please edit the post, remove Computer Cases under " Categories "

This is resulting in a search for Computer Cases, and they are headphones.

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Great price. There are guys still trying to sell them for $350.
I got one 2nd hand for $238 and it's been great for flying the drone.
Next week get to try it flying to mexico and watching a movie.
Like someone else said, better than staring down at a tablet.
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Why would you even do this instead of using a VR headset. If you really want a good movie headset use a VR set to watch movies in 3D.
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VR headsets are great but have limitations
Glyphs are not boxed in to what you're viewing
The headphones are also great for listening to music and movie surround.
I can fly my drone and still maintain VLS or glance down at the tablet
It's also capable of doing head tracking with the newer model drones
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I own one, yes it's crisp and bright but, it feels like you are sitting 50ft away from a 65 inch screen. If you absolutely don't need it wait until a 4K version comes out.
this looks interesting, but 50' away from a 65" screen? I thought the point of these was to feel like you're in a theater, not in your living room/bedroom.
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OP please edit the post, remove Computer Cases under " Categories "

This is resulting in a search for Computer Cases, and they are headphones.

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Weird, I removed the "Computers" tag, and left "Tech" and "Video Games." Nothing about computer cases, though.

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I own one, yes it's crisp and bright but, it feels like you are sitting 50ft away from a 65 inch screen. If you absolutely don't need it wait until a 4K version comes out.
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this looks interesting, but 50' away from a 65" screen? I thought the point of these was to feel like you're in a theater, not in your living room/bedroom.
50 feet from a 65-inch TV? LOL, a bit of an exaggeration or he got his ' and " mixed up. The Engadget review says it's like 71 feet from a 52-foot movie theater screen or 7 feet from a 55-inch TV.
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VR headsets are great but have limitations
Glyphs are not boxed in to what you're viewing
The headphones are also great for listening to music and movie surround.
I can fly my drone and still maintain VLS or glance down at the tablet
It's also capable of doing head tracking with the newer model drones
Well Drone Flying sounds like a good use for these.
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Why would you even do this instead of using a VR headset. If you really want a good movie headset use a VR set to watch movies in 3D.
What would you recommend if I wanted to go the VR route?
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Kinda hesitant to buy with the seller having zero refs..
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Kinda hesitant to buy with the seller having zero refs..
Third paragraph. My Amazon purchase likely came from the same Newegg seller. Newegg also has a buyer guarantee, and the seller is the name on the box as well.
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