DigiLens Inc. unveiled its new Crystal50 waveguide lens at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, showing a 50-degree diagonal, full-color, low-cost waveguide lens.

“Crystal50 is a significant step forward for the head-worn category as it enables a wide field-of-view (FOV) in a small form-factor and can be manufactured at a cost lower than any other waveguides on the market today,” said DigiLens CEO Chris Pickett.

The Crystal50 — when mounted into the DigiLens Iris reference design, an XR headset fitted with a 720p pico projector, VSLAM head tracker and cameras — enables a 60-degree binocular FOV, allowing more opportunities for immersive XR content creation.

DigiLens’ new waveguide display allows multiple diffractive optical structures to be multiplexed, thereby enabling the optical path in the eyeglass-sized transparent display to be integrated and compressed. This allows the FOV to be widened compared to competitor approaches while maintaining a compact lens form factor.

DigiLens’ platform allows OEMs to create customizable, cost-effective waveguide-based XR devices for both enterprise and consumer applications.