Sony Now Promoting SmartEyeglass Augmented Actuality Headset

Sony Now Selling SmartEyeglass Augmented Reality HeadsetSony

Have been you saddened by the information that Google Glass gross sales are being indefinitely suspended whereas the gadget everybody likes to hate will get a makeover? Don’t be concerned, Sony is there for you with the brand new SmartEyeglass augmented actuality system, now obtainable for pre-order for about $840 — although that is solely within the U.Okay. and Germany in the mean time. The SmartEyeglass system is way extra cumbersome than Google Glass: It includes a full pair of glasses with a clear display inbuilt that may overlay issues like instructions and incoming texts proper over the actual world.

It solely shows the colour inexperienced (so no pictures), nonetheless requires tethering to your telephone, and regardless of billing itself as "true augmented actuality," does not truly map issues onto the actual world like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Oh, and there is a big puck you must put in your pocket or clip to your shirt that homes the microphone and controls.

Sony’s gadget continues to be very a lot a piece in progress, and this model is expressly for early adopters and builders. It’s coming to the U.S. however there isn’t any agency date on that simply but.

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—Devin Coldewey
First revealed February 17 2015, 12:26 PM