Sony SmartEyeglass officially available for $840
While smart glasses may not be ready for the masses yet, it looks like this class of products will reach the masses next year. Sony SmartEyeglass is similar to Google Glass, and a developer edition variant is now available in ten countries for those interested and who are willing to spend $840 USD.
Sony SmartEyeglass SED-E1 developer edition is compatible with devices that run at least Android 4.4 KitKat and can interact with the dedicated app available in the Google Play Store. This wearable is controlled via a wired remote that is always connected to the device and allows its users to take photos, follow on-screen instructions when performing various tasks, send text messages and more.
Sony promises "more than 150 minutes of continuous use" without using WiFi and the camera. When the 3 MP camera of the SED-E1 is used, the autonomy drops to around 80 minutes. Even more, battery life may depend on the smartphone used together with SmartEyeglass.
Sony SmartEyeglass can be purchased in the US, the UK, Germany, and Japan by anyone, while six additional countries only offer this product to business customers (France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden).