2015 brings out on the market everything that 2014 didn’t. Smart watches, smart phones that surpass the imagination and last but not least, smart glasses. Months after Google has tried coming up with this brand new innovation, Sony is trying out its own version of glasses that have a special kind of artificial intelligence. The release date of the SmartEyeGlasses is the 10th oh March in several countries such as UK, Japan, Germany and the US.
Unfortunately for Google, the experimental stage of the smart glasses has not been a success at all. After trying them out on users, the product has been taken out of the marketplace and Google hasn’t made any commentaries about any intention of re-selling then or changing anything in their design or components. Developers say that even if they were contacted to design apps for the glasses, and they also made them possible, the development was different than the expectations and the screening – on a display, like smart watches – was not a good idea.
However, Sony didn’t change much as far as their model is concerned. The glasses connect to smartphones, offering the text, images and information on a small screen that is a built-in model, superimposed over the real view. This kind of technology is called holographic wavelength technology, and the information is offered onto the wearer’s field of view “”without any half mirrors that may obstruct the user’s vision.”
Furthermore, there actually is a controller that clips onto the jacket for example, and it contains the battery, speaker, microphone, NFC and touch sensor. Even though it is a separate circular controller, it is wired.
The main difference between the Google and Sony smart glasses is the shape and the design: the Google variant had computer components that were built into a box outside of the frame. On the contrary, the Sony ones are a little bit bigger but they are wrapped around the face, without any additional components attached to them.
Software developers are invited by the company to create applications for the glasses, given the fact that a new version of the Sony kit has been released.
As far as the pricing is concerned, it is of $840, £520, €670 or 100,000 yen, and the good news is that the product can already be pre-ordered in UK and Germany. In France, only business customers can have them at the moment, and the same situation happens in Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden.