Vaunt is simply a system for displaying a small heads-up style display in your peripheral vision. It can show you simple messages like directions or notifications. It works over Bluetooth with either an Android phone or an iPhone much in the same way your smartwatch does, taking commands from an app that runs in the background to control it.
So Intel’s Vaunt are really nothing more than a concept at this point and one that they’re spinning up to gain some investment or potentially a buy out of the tech.
With that said, they’re pretty cool. For a start they look like actual glasses! Huge plus.
They also don’t have a camera in them either so people don’t need to have any privacy concerns, which was a major issue for Google Glass.
Finally the image is projected into your retina using a class 1 laser. This sounds scary but a class 1 is so low powered you don’t even have to licence or certify your product that uses one (in the US). It also means people you’re talking to don’t see flickers of imagery on the lens as it’s beamed directly into you.