Sony Follows Closure of Google Glass With Opening of Its SmartEyeglass
Sony Corp is following the closure of Google Glass with opening of its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1. The smart glass, which will be available in 10 countries across the world once it is officially launched, has been offered for pre-orders, states Sony.
SmartEyeglass has a little bit similarity with Google Glass as it will use the virtual reality to superimpose an image over the field of view – as did the Glass. However the dissimilarity between both lies in the display optics. Google Glass could support color optics but SmartEyeglass will show every image in bright green color. The images will be shown at a resolution of 419×138 pixels.
Another major difference between Google Glass and Sony’s version of augmented reality glasses is in the making of field of vision. A projection was used in the former, while the later uses full-frame transparent lenses to fill the field of vision.
The lenses used in the SmartEyeglass possess advanced capabilities. The 3mm lenses can enable you to easily read or see a projected material with its 85% transparency, and the world around you simultaneously.
Sony’s Glass is chargeable about which Sony says monochrome display will extend its battery life. Still the duration it quotes, isn’t very impressive: 150 minutes without camera and 80 minutes for camera usage. But we can hope that when final version of the Glass comes, it will contain a larger battery with extended life.
I believe you will be curious to know the other features of this wonderful SmartEyeglass. Aren’t you? The glasses will contain number of sensors to perform various predefined functions. For example, it will have accelerometer, gyroscope, brightness sensor and an electronic compass. Additionally, 3MP CMOS image sensor, capable of 3MP stills and QVGA video at 15 frames per second, will be part of the glasses.
To make your experience more enjoyable with Sony’s glasses, you might better get the recommended apps. Many of the apps will be available at Google Play, once the glasses are officially launched.
As for the price, the SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 is cheaper than Glass and goes on for $840 or £520.