Get your hands on the first wearable smart glasses… and it’s not GOOGLE Glass!
There is constant buzz surrounding ‘next-gen’ technology, no matter what area of the market it affects, people are just fascinated by the new discoveries. People are intrigued by getting an insight into the unknown and the majority of this excitement is generated through consumer products, as it can have a minor or major affect on our everyday lives.
With all that said and done, one of the latest products to take the headlines in wearable technology isn’t Google, it is in fact Vuzix, another US technology company, which claim to have the first smart glasses available to the general public.
Vuzix’s M100 has officially opened sales for non-developer orders for its US customers, with Europe set to be early in 2014. This announcement makes Vuzix’s M100 the world’s first commercially available set of smart glasses.
The Vuzix M100 is an Android-based wearable computer, which features a small LCD display and a built in 5-megapixel camera. The smart glass gives the user the ability to capture videos, pictures and sync directly with their smartphones via a Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi component. It is recognised as a completely hands free product, allowing users to view emails, maps and text messages in front of their very eyes. Being synced to Android phones, the headset also has the ability to run a vast majority of apps available.
The M100 smart glasses have been made available in grey and white and like all groundbreaking products, they come at a price. Retailing at £799.99 / €899.99 this is likely not to be a product targeted at the mass consumer market yet. However, the M100 seems relatively reasonable in comparison to the Google Glass, which is being predicted to costs people up to £1500.00.