CES 2015: Sony SmartEyeglass

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Showcased at CES 2015, the Sony SmartEyeglass SDK (Developer Preview) is a new accessory designed to extend the functionality of Android mobile devices. In addition to the binocular head-mount display, a wired controller communicates with a host Android mobile device via Bluetooth or WLAN. The eyewear has a camera, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor. The controller has a touch sensor and keys.

SmartEyeglass lets you create augmented reality apps—access the camera, GPS, and sensors. It can be used for a wide range of applications by superimposing information and graphics in front of the user’s eyes over their natural field of view. Layered over the visual world we experience already, the SmartEyeglass allows additional notifications and information.

Applications can access the sensor data from the accelerometer, gyro, electronic compass, brightness sensor, and microphone, and take photos and videos using the built-in camera. The device connects to a compatible smartphone, where the apps are running.

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How many megapixels is the camera? will they take video? will talk with a galaxi3? Is there anychance to get prescription lens for hiking?

Hi Joe -

Theses glasses allow you to access your phone's camera. It will connect to a range of smartphones (running Android 4.1 and up).  The built-in camera is 3MP. It is a wearable display device for your smartphone. SONY has not disclosed any plans for Rx lenses at this time.  Please bear in mind that this product is still in the prototype stage and  may not resemble the final product offered by SONY for sale in the future.

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These have great potential for oilfield work. Are the glasses ANSI rated for impact in order to allow workers to use these on jobsites?

Hi Al -

I agree with you, Al. But as far as we know, these glasses will not be ANSI certified or rated.

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please let me know when they are available 

Will there be a Polarized Sunglasses option?

As this product has just been announced, there isn't any information at the current time regarding different models as of yet. I advise you to check back for any future updates.

Is there anything like this that can connect to a DSLR live view feed?  Video goggles will work, but they block all view other than the camera feed.

Yes, the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED Glasses will be able to hook up to a DSLR live view feed, which are B&H # ZE1909127.