Sony’s very own virtual reality glasses, the SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 can now be preordered by interested customers in Europe. Pricing has been set at €670 which is about $758. Sony has promised to bring the SmartEyeglass to the American shores next month, so users Stateside won’t have to wait long to get their hands on the device.
The SmartEyeglass is not your conventional wearable and works slightly differently from Google Glass. The headset unit is slightly bigger than what we see on Google Glass and is not of the in-ear variety. The glasses themselves look pretty slick though and we’re guessing the wires will not be concerning during actual usage. As you might have guessed from the images, it is substantially bulkier than Glass.
Content on the SmartEyeglass covers both eyes unlike Google Glass. Visibility of the users won’t be hindered as content will be displayed on a transparent background, so you can still be aware of what’s happening in front of you.
Sony hopes the SmartEyeglass will help customers get live notifications on important updates like scores, navigation guidance and a myriad of other features. The purpose of making this available to the developers is to have more apps in time for the commercial launch of the device, much like we saw with Google Glass. Catch the video below for more details on Sony’s latest AR headset.
Via: Techno Buffalo