North Focals review: an impressive and stylish try at smart glasses

North's Focals smart glasses is a respectable attempt at pioneering consumer-focused smart glasses. With a stylish design, it can actually sit on your face without making you look robotic. The projection display is

Published on: February 12th, 2019 Tom Li

How North fits the Focals smart glasses to your face

When I visited North’s Focal Toronto showroom in October, the store was still being fitted for opening. Even back then, its Focals smart glasses were already impressive. Now that the product is ready

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Tom Li

All Hands on Tech – eSight electronic assisted glasses enhance eyesight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODN9Lv73X7Y Toronto-based eSight has been making its device that helps legally-blind people see, using a visor that relays an enhanced camera image to two screens right in front of the eyes. Now it's

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Waterloo-based North acquires Intel AR glasses patents

North, the company that designed the stylish Focals smart glasses, has acquired the patents from the now-defunct Intel Vaunt smartglasses. A quick comparison easily reveals how Intel's patents could benefit the Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Tom Li

North’s Focal smartglasses store officially opens

The North showroom has officially opened in downtown Toronto and Brooklyn, marking the public availability of its Focals smartglasses. North made a splash in the media last month when it first unveiled its Focals

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Tom Li

North demonstrates the consumer-oriented Focals smart glasses

In 2018, smart glasses technology still seems to lie dormant in the general consumer market; with that said, one Canadian company is looking to rejuvenate the scene with a new set of lenses.

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Tom Li

Unboxing for Business: Focals by North (first look)

Thalmic Labs has rebranded itself and is now known as North. The company has also released a new pair of smart glasses and they'll be available at two locations; one at downtown Toronto

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Tom Li