Sony’s SmartEyeglass, the company’s take on augmented reality glasses, is now available for pre-order in the U.K. and in Germany. The first iteration of the new wearable, SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1, is targeted at developers and is priced at €670, or about $840. Sony said the wearable will launch in the U.S. next month.
SmartEyeglass functions similarly to Google Glass in that it imposes information on top of your existing field of view. It covers both eyes, however, and arguably looks even bulkier than Google Glass. Sony imagines various use-cases for its eyewear, including step-by-step instructions, live sports notifications, navigation instructions and more, though a lot of the functionality will come down to what developers and enterprise customers plan to do with the headset.
Google recently decided to shut down the Google Glass Explorer program to refocus on the next generation of its wearable. Microsoft is planning to enter the space, with its new HoloLens project, and its demo suggests it will offer far more features than Google Glass and SmartEyeglass.
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