Wearables are still in their infancy, but that’s not stopping companies from announcing and releasing them! The next to take a crack at the hearts, minds, and eyeballs of consumers is Sony, who today announced their entry into the smart glasses market. Sony’s SmartEyeglass differentiates itself by using a transparent lens display that does not obstruct a user’s vision, opting instead to overlay instructions on the lenses themselves. Keep reading for more information direct from Sony.
Osterhout Design Group, maker of the R-6 Smart Glass product for government and industrial use, have announced plans to make a consumer-oriented version which would … Read more…
Tax Day (4.15.14) was the day to become a
Glasshole part of Google’s Glass Explorer program. For a mere $1500 any one was able to purchase Glassware without an invite from The Goog. The Explorer Bundle included a Glass headset, frames (optional), a mono earbud, your choice of sunglass frame, charger and a pouch. Because most of us tech geeks already wear regular glasses, Google has made very basic hipster-like frames (offered for free yesterday, regular retail cost *read: what I paid* $225), with a special cut out for the Glass head set. Lenses for these frames can be ordered by searching through Google’s Preferred Provider Network of eyecare professionals. These providers will custom fit your Glassware to your frames enhancing your experience (Glass lenses are only available at a prescription up to +/-4). There is also an option (in NY or LA) to go to a Glass Boutique and have your Glassware fitted professionally which includes a short tutorial on all that things your new tech can do.
Google Glass is fast becoming the “thing” to talk about even beyond geek circles. As the Google wearable finds itself being covered more and more by the mainstream media people are increasingly becoming aware of smart wearable technology. Now BAE-Systems is developing its own Google Glass type wearable but this one is for the military. The Q-Warrior is much like Glass but with military function in mind. The Q-Warrior would allow soldiers on the ground to see real time video from in the air drones. If that wasn’t enough it will have the ability to track friend and enemy positions and even show 3D maps of the battlefield.