Sony launches smart specs as an answer to Google Glass project
Sony has prepped its answer to Google Glass by launching a set of thick black glasses with a black control cable at the back.
The glass also will have a 3mp camera and CMOS image sensor. Other accessories it packs include gyroscope, image sensor, electronic compass, and brightness sensor. Sony said that this is an example of a true augmented reality.
“Imagine a world of knowledge in front of your eyes. Imagine never not knowing, always having your hands free. Imagine SmartEyeglass”, boasted Sony. The SED-E1 has transparent lens headset and will go on sale in about 8 countries including the US, France, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Sweden.
Sony has high expectations that app developers will develop hundreds of apps for the glass. “Developers can combine the SmartEyeglass sensors and camera with the powerful features of the smartphone to create unique hands-free use cases”, said Sony.
It further said that the glass will help the user stay focused regardless of the nature of task the user is carrying out including watching a live game, concert or touring a city. In its mail to the PCWorld, a spokesperson for Sony said that they chose to release the developer’s version early as a hands free device such as a smart eyeglass can have many practical uses and hence be used by several users.