Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Sep 2014 12:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

With all the hype and interest in wearables these past few months, you'd think more companies would be looking to compete with Google's Glass headset, but up until now that hasn't really been the case. Sony teased an alternative to Google's gear in the form of a SmartEyeglass prototype first shown off at CES 2014, which aims to be as versatile as Glass while bettering it in some respects as well. The rather awkward-looking SmartEyeglass is peppered with sensors - there's an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, and a 3-megapixel camera - and comes with a wire connecting it to an external battery pack equipped with an extra touch sensor and microphone.

If Apple's iPhone Mini won't make you look enough like a dork, there's always this thing.

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Comment by DaFreak
by DaFreak on Fri 19th Sep 2014 12:45 UTC
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seems they are generations behind Google. ...wired micro- & battery-pack, lol. nice try to solve the power problem.

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RE: Comment by DaFreak
by Carewolf on Fri 19th Sep 2014 12:50 in reply to "Comment by DaFreak"
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2005-09-08

seems they are generations behind Google. ...wired micro- & battery-pack, lol. nice try to solve the power problem.

If they can get more than 40minutes of battery life that way, and avoid overheating on your temple, it is the right thing to do, and ahead of Google.

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