Sony unveils Google Glass rival2014-12-17 09:57 by Daniela
Tags: Sony, SmartEyeGlass Attach
Sony has unveiled a prototype head-mounted display that can easily attach to any sort of eyewear and provides users with visual information directly in front of their eye. Called "SmartEyeGlass Attach", the device can be a potential rival of Google Glass. It is expected to be formally unveiled at CES next month.
Unlike Google Glass, this Single-Lens Display Module doesn't have a camera, which may be an advantage in terms of privacy. It includes electronic compass, accelerometer, and touch sensors; Bluetooth 3.0; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and a 400mAh battery. The 0.23-inch OLED micro-display on the device offers a resolution of 640x400 pixels and serves as a screen for users. The device weighs around 40 grams and is powered by an ARM Cortex-A7 processor.
"This display module possesses the potential to enrich users' lives in a variety of ways. By simply attaching it to a pair of fashionable glasses, goggles, sunglasses, or other type of eyewear, you can instantly gain access to visual information that adds a level of convenience to your everyday life," Sony explains in a statement.
"The module also has potential applications in sports or for work, among other areas, displaying helpful information that supports you in the activity you are engaged in. And this is all done in a small sub-window that does not obstruct your field of vision. Because the module is easily attachable/detachable, you can use it only when you want to, and you have the option to store it away if it does not suit the occasion."
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