Lenovo Legion Glasses Review

Recently we’ve seen a bunch of new “wearable display” products that project a virtual large display inside of a pair of glasses. They have none of the bells and whistles of VR and AR headsets but for those looking for a private large display for plane trips they’re worth checking out.

In my latest video I take a look at Lenovo’s take on this product category with their new Legion Glasses. They released these alongside their new handheld PC gaming device a few weeks ago.

The Legion Glasses are priced at around $329 (compensated affiliate link), making them competitive with other wearable display options in the market.

The Legion Glasses project a virtual 86″ 1080p OLED display right in front of your eyes. While they lack the AR features of some competitors, like the Nreal Air glasses, the Legion Glasses’ image quality is notably superior. Weighing in at 96 grams, the Legion Glasses are lighter than a VR headset but heavier than a typical pair of glasses.

They work well with most modern computers that support USB-C alt mode along with many modern smartphones like the iPhone 15 Pro, which supports video output over USB Type-C. The glasses do not have a built-in battery and draw power from the host device.

I found in my testing that gaming and content consumption are the best use cases here. The image quality is crisp and detailed for games and movies but the display falls short for images with text likely due to the small size of the displays.

Adjusting the glasses to fit individual faces and eye configurations can be challenging and unfortunately the Legion Glasses don’t make things easier versus their competitors. They do not play well with eyeglasses and require the user to have a local optician make custom prescription lenses that slide into an included bracket. There is also no way to adjust the display inside the headset and instead require the user to try one of three different adjustable nose pieces to get the glasses positioned for optimal viewing.

Once adjusted correctly, the display is mostly centered straight ahead inside making viewing very comfortable. They don’t completely block out ambient light, allowing for some situational awareness without degrading the screen’s visibility. I also liked that I was able to look down without having to take the glasses off to see items on my desk or to look at my phone.

The glasses have built-in stereo speakers, but the sound quality is basic. For a better audio experience, especially in noisy environments like airplanes, using noise-cancelling headphones is advisable.

In terms of compatibility, the Legion Glasses work well with a range of devices, including Macs, Windows computers, Lenovo’s Legion Go, and the Steam Deck. They offer a large, personal display experience, ideal for gaming or enjoying media privately.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored video but the Legion Glasses were provided free of charge by Lenovo. They did not review or approve my video before it was uploaded.