Sony Smart Eyeglass Can Be A Game Changer For Sony
After smartwatches, it now might be the turn of smartglasses. Sony, the Japanese electronics manufacturer has rolled up their sleeves to engineer a smartglass named Sony Smart EyeGlass. This might be an attempt on the part of Sony to emerge out of the current loses that it has been suffering in its smartphone market.
Sony at a recent press event announced that it has already written off $1.6 billion as loss. This loss was suffered due to low sale of its mid-range smartphones. Sony’s Xperia series smartphone gained quite popularity. But the absence of multiple carriers in the US prevented it from capturing adequate market share.
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With the smartglass, Sony might be thinking of taking a U-turn in its business. But the Google Glass replica is not quite as close as its counterpart. Google glass is a light framed gadget with minimal features. However, the Sony Smart EyeGlass looks exactly like any other thick framed spectacle. It is bulky in its appearance and looks similar to a 3D glass.
It is fitted with a 3megapixels camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and microphone. The visuals are displayed on the glass in a 3D format making the texts appear farther in the distance. This makes reading them easy. The camera also allows face recognition. The Sony Smart EyeGlass can be connected to your smartphone with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The Sony Smart EyeGlass however comes with a chunky battery. This battery also needs to be carried along with the glass as it is attached to the glass with a wire.
The Sony Smart EyeGlass is at present in the prototype stage. Sony has opened the Smartglass for its developers. Unlike Google, Sony is open to its developers and wants them to develop app in sync with the Sony Smart EyeGlass. According to Hiroshi Mukawa, developer of Eyeglass projector technology “We’re developing some with industrial applications in mind, but our strengths are not in business so our primary focus is the mainstream consumer.”