Sony’s clip-on display for spectacles looks to rival Google Glass

by XB on 17th December 2014

in Accessories

Sony SmartEyeGlass_1Sony has announced that it is developing a “Single-Lens Display Module with OLED Technology” that attaches to normal glasses turning it into a smart device. Think of it as an easy way to project a visual display into your eyewear, similar to Google Glass.

The technology includes a 0.23-inch 640 x 400 pixel colour OLED micro-display and a miniaturized control board with processing power similar to some smartphones (ARM Cortex-A7). Sony says that because the module is detachable, you can use it only when it is needed (i.e. when playing sports), which perhaps avoids some of the privacy issues that Google Glass has faced.

Sony SmartEyeGlass_1

Sony is targeting to mass produce the module by the end of 2015 and expects it to have broad mass market appeal, targeting uses from sport to entertainment. Sony will also provide a Single-Lens Display Module software development kit (SDK) to partnering organizations. A concept model called “SmartEyeglass Attach!” will be shown off at CES 2015 in Las Vegas in early January (6 to 9 January 2015).

Sony SmartEyeGlass_2

Sony SmartEyeGlass_3

Via Sony.

Thanks Hendra and Laurence!

  • Ritwij

    Won’t impress me unless it tells the power level of the person in front of me.

  • DanielGearSolid

    10 out of 10

  • Dirty old git

    Won’t be of any use to me unless it supports ‘see-through clothes’ vision. ;-)

  • smileyint

    Sony design is better looking and detachable. Gr8

  • OLED

    Yeah OLED technology is future! keep moving forward Sony!

  • kaostheory

    Now that they are a step ahead of Gopro will they stay there? If they market this as a Gopro and not glass they should sell heaps. Unfortunately we all know how Sony’s marketing is a huge fail.

  • Tom Lindberg

    Sony knows design, which is especially important in a wearable product.
    But I haven’t seen a must have feature on any of these products yet.

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