Since Google Glass seems to have retreated and is no longer being so publicly other companies are hoping to capitalize on the non-existent smart glasses market. Sony is one such company, which, for some inexplicable reason, is offering its SmartEyeglass wearable to consumers all across the globe.
Sony SmartEyeglass has begun officially rolling out for sale in 10 countries. The Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition includes a separate controller along with the main AR eyeglass, will sell for $840. It Supported smartphone so you can use the controller for gestures, and even speak into it if you don’t want to type messages out.
There are some differences between Google Glass and SmartEyeglass . To begin with the latter using a binocular system connected to a controller via cable. They will have some interesting options like the ability to display in monochrome 8-bit over 85% transparency.
Besides the SmartEyeglass will have a 3 MP camera, speakers and microphone, being compatible with any Android device that rolls on Android 4.4 or higher.
Sony SmartEyeglass weight of 77 grams make the SmartEyeglass a rather heavy object and seeing the promotional video is very clear that much remains to Sony get a design that does not draw attention too.
Sony SmartEyeglass is now available for purchase in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the US. Any consumers in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan can acquire the gadget, while in other countries like Belgium, Italy, Sweden, France, Holland, India and others should bear in mind that SmartEyeglass be limited to the business world.