We weren't expecting to see the final Glyph prototype materialize until just before CES, but Avegant is ready to show off the latest consumer design in the flesh, presented above (and again after the break) for your viewing pleasure. The high-res retinal display projects an image directly into your eyes, enabling a much sharper picture than what you'd experience by looking at a traditional panel. According to Avegant reps, this alpha prototype currently undergoing testing has smaller optics and improved adjustments compared to the demo unit we tried out in October, and it's far more attractive, to boot. The company plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign on January 22nd, with a beta version of Glyph shipping to pre-order customers for $499 by the end of 2014.