If VR headsets are a niche product, AR glasses, like the Lenovo Legion Glasses, are even more so. But that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from experimenting and releasing these future-looking products, albeit at a high price.
Legion Glasses works as a primary (or secondary) display and is compatible with any device with a USB-C port. This means you can have a large, private FHD screen at your disposal regardless of whether you want to game using your laptop, Legion Go, or Steam Deck handheld devices or enjoy movies and TV shows through your smartphone.
Key Features of the Lenovo Legion Glasses
What is the Price of the Lenovo Legion Glasses in UAE and Saudi Arabia
The official MSRP for the Lenovo Legion Glasses is $329. We don’t have local pricing for them in the UAE or Saudi Arabia, but the glasses will be officially launched, and we will update this article with the regional pricing once we receive it from Lenovo.
Lenovo Legion Glasses Specs
|1080p @ 60Hz
|Built-in high-fidelity speakers
|3x Adjustable Nose Pads, Carry Case, Prescription Lens Frame, Anti-slip Adapter, Cleaning Cloth
|96g w/o packaging
Private Screening Anytime, Anywhere
The Lenovo Legion Glasses is a personal, wearable, plug-and-play monitor, which means that users can enjoy a private viewing of the content they want at their convenience, wherever they like. It offers a large 1080p screen and uses a micro-OLED display for high visual fidelity and excellent colours and contrast.
The Legion Glasses caters to specific use cases. For example, if you want to stream a movie through your smartphone and don’t want to hunch over a small 7″ screen, you can simply plop the Legion Glasses and enjoy the same content on a larger perceived screen. Here is a video of our team trying it out.
It also works equally well for gaming – as long as the device you connect supports a display-out through its USB-C port. While Lenovo claims that the device is only compatible with Windows, Android and macOS devices, it works just as well with the iPhone 15 Pro and handheld devices like the Legion Go, Asus ROG Ally, and even the Steam Deck.
Lenovo promises complete privacy when wearing the Legion Glasses. Its sunglasses-like design doesn’t isolate you from the outside world like a VR headset would, while its internal display doesn’t leak any external light so that others can’t see what you’re looking at, making it a perfect device to use in public.
Instant Plug And Play
Legion Glasses are OS-independent, meaning they do not come with any pre-loaded software or run on a specific operating system to function properly. It truly works as an extended display for the device you are connecting to, giving it wide compatibility across almost any device with a USB-C port.
You can use the Legion Glasses with your gaming laptop, desktop PC, Steam Deck, Legion Go, Android mobile phones and tablets, iPhone 15 Pro, and more. For certain devices, like a laptop or a desktop, you can also use the Legion Glasses as an extended virtual display to give you more freedom to manage your workspace and play area.
Lightweight and Comfortable
Lenovo aims to make the Legion Glasses comfortable for as many users as possible. As such, it comes with three adjustable nose pads to cater to different sizes and fits, and these can be adjusted on the fly for the user to find their perfect fit.
The Legion Glasses also includes optional lenses to aid users who wear corrective glasses. These lenses can be made out in their prescription by Lenovo themselves, but that will add to the cost on top of the $329 asking price of the device.
Of course, wearing the Legion Glasses on top of a user’s own corrective glasses is entirely possible, and that’s where the nose guards come into use. Lenovo does warn that the Legion Glasses won’t fit on every pair of corrective glasses, so a little adjustment from the user’s end will be required.
Lenovo Legion Glasses Alternatives
The XREAL Air AR Glasses are a similarly featured device like the Legion Glasses but offer a few more features for its gigantic asking price. Besides working as a primary display for your devices, it also features AR Space mode, which uses the XREAL Nebula App to allow you to browse the internet, play games, and “walk around in 3D models of real-world places” in what they call a “spatial internet.”
Regarding its technical specifications, the Rokid Air has a leg up over the Legion Glasses. It features a 200″ virtual screen using OLED technology and supports a 120Hz refresh rate display, offering a much smoother (and bigger) gaming and entertainment-watching experience than the Legion Glasses. It is also slightly more pricey than the Lenovo variant, however.
Should You Buy the Lenovo Legion Glasses?
At $329, the Lenovo Legion Glasses is a pricey affair to get involved with. It works as intended, offering a large 1080p display to play games and stream movies while completely controlling your privacy.
It being a wired device means it doesn’t need to be charged every time and lasts for as long as your external device can. It is also widely compatible with any device with a USB-C port, including laptops, desktops, Android and iOS devices, and gaming handhelds like the Legion Go, Asus ROG Ally, and Steam Deck.
The biggest complaint we have read about the Legion Glasses is that the screen blurs around the edges. This won’t be a problem when watching movies or TV shows, but it could be problematic in games with HUD elements in the corners, making them hard to see.
Overall, the Legion Glasses are relatively comfortable, with three adjustable nose pads included in the box. It also comes with optional lenses, which can be moulded to a user’s prescription if they wear corrective glasses, which adds to the already expensive price tag.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.