Selling the Google Glass is already stopped but the similar products will be enter the market soon. One of them is the Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1, which will be ship in March. The Japanese giant company, Sony is currently starting accept pre-orders for this wearable device that available for the UK and Germany customers. Still, the SmartEyeglass Developer Edition would be land in other 10 countries around the world on March 15th, such as the US, Japan, and a part of Europe. Depending on where the market, this Google Glass competitor sells for cost $840, 670 Euros, or 520 pounds.
The head-mounted device was shown it off at CES 2015 event. The SmartEyeglass seems designed for enterprise audience that claims a hands-free tool to ensure the user ‘stay focused and involved’. The developer preview of SmartEyeglass was launched by Sony back in September. Now, the company is also launching the official SDK. The Sony’s glasses is pre-loaded with applications that able to access to Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, and RSS reader. In additional, there are a calendar and a voice recognition system.
New Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition includes a set of 3mm-thick glasses with transparent lenses (hologram optics technology). It is able to display text or other graphics that 85 percent transparent from glasses. Unlike the Google Glass Explorer Edition with a separate color lens above one eye, the Sony SmartEyeglass offers monochrome displays (8-bit greyscale green-colored) in front of both your eyes.
Weighing 77-gram (2.71-ounces) glasses, it has separate a small round controller. Using cable to connect the glasses, it provides some navigation through the display’s menus with swipes. In term of smartphone connectivity, the Sony SmartEyeglass provides Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi with NFC pairing. This smart glasses is equipped with microphone and speaker. There is a 3-megapixel camera on the front, which allowing users to capture both still images and QVGA-resolution video. Surprising, all of them is happen without sound, and an assortment of other sensors.
Announcing SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1: pre-order starting today in UK and Germany