First teased at the CES 2014 event, Sony's SmartEyeglass is set to go on sale by the end of March 2015. The SmartEyeglass, rival of Google glass, is a transparent lens eye wear that features a 3-MP camera, wired controller and monochrome green display with 8bit color depth. It is equipped with sensors including the CMOS image sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor and mic.
The company also launched today the SDK "Developer Preview" - the software development kit for the SmartEyeglass. This will enable the developers to build applications for the SmartEyeglass.
According to Hiroshi Mukawa, Head of the SmartEyeglass Project, “This is about going beyond hardware” said t, Sony Corporation. Our thinking is to match external creativity with in-house innovation to truly stretch the capability of the products we create – releasing the SDK early means that both our industry’s most established and up-and-coming developers will help shape what SmartEyeglass is capable of.”
- Binocular see-through eyewear with a wired controller.
- 419(H) × 138(V) px display resolution.
- Monochrome green display with 8bit color depth.
- 1000 cd/m2 maximum brightness.
- More than 85% see-through transmittance.
- Accelerometer, gyro, electronic compass, brightness sensor, microphones.
- 3MP camera for still pictures, VGA (640 x 480px) for videos.
- Speaker available in the controller.
- Bluetooth v3.0 and IEEE802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity to your Android device.
- Supports Android 4.1 or above (Android 4.3 or above needed for videos).
- Weight ≈77g (eyewear without the cable) and ≈44g (controller).