MWC 2014 | Sony teases SmartEyeglass concept

Sony SmartEyeglass concept may compete with Google Glass in the future
Sony SmartEyeglass concept
Google's Glass will face a lot of competitors and Sony's SmartEyeglass promises to be one of them, although it is not known yet when is this concept going to turn into a product ready for launch.
Codrut Nistor,

Sony revealed the SmartEyeglass concept at CES 2014 in Las Vegas and now more details about this wearable gadget have just become available. The prototype needs to work in conjunction with an Android smartphone that will run the apps feeding it with data the same way as it happens with Sony's SmartWatch 2. For now, the smart glasses can receive data via Bluetooth or WiFi.

These are the main specs of this future competitor for Google's Glass:

  • Monochrome green see-through binocular eyewear display with maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m2
  • Embedded camera and microphone
  • Accelerometer, compass, gyro and brightness sensors
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Controller with touchpad, as well as navigation, camera and power buttons

All the above can change until the public release of the gadget, especially since controlling the glasses with the smartphone instead of a separate controller is something that most users would surely appreciate. In the meantime, Sony will also release a SDK that "is built on a similar framework as SmartWatch 2, and will allow for control of what’s displayed on the binocular see-through eyewear display, as well as access to sensors, voice input and camera."

Unfortunately, SmartEyeglass' date of release is not known at this time, but more information should become available in the near future.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-02-25 (Update: 2014-02-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.