The days of lugging a laptop around may be over, thanks to Kopin Corporation’s Golden-i - a lightweight Bluetooth headset providing a 15 inch virtual display with hands free speech recognition, which is driven by an OMAP3 dual processor platform from Texas Instruments.
The three ounce device uses natural speech recognition for wireless remote control over an array of host devices from cell phones and PCs to company networks and wireless systems. Golden-I accepts conventional user interface from any host device touch screen, keyboard or wireless mouse.
Golden-i provides hands-free spontaneous access to all digital information, broadcast programming and Internet services, including real-time, full-color D-1 high resolution (720 x 480p x 30 fps) streaming video over industry standard Bluetooth 2.0 which was developed in partnership with BlueRadios, Inc., the company said.
Running the 32-bit native, componentized, hard real-time Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 operating system, Golden-i is capable of remotely waking a PC from practically any location. After Golden-i establishes a Bluetooth, WiFi or cellular link through a host device, users will see their PC desktop screen on a 15-inch virtual display, offering full hands-free access to all PC applications, data files and services. When work is finished, the PC can be placed in hibernation with a single spoken command. With Golden-i, users will no longer need to carry a PC or laptop everywhere they go.