Vuzix, which announced a directly competitive product to Google Glass, recently demonstrated their tech at CES. They are predicting that their product will be available later this year for under $500.
The M100 Smart Glasses enable wearers to access data and content from their smartphone. It will be the world’s first commercially available, hands-free display and cloud connected communications system.
The Vuzix M100 contains a virtual display with integrated camera and powerful processing engine, running the Android OS. Users can connect wirelessly to their smartphone (iOS or Android) or other compatible devices, as well as the Internet.
Vuzix smart glasses let you answer the phone with a visual address book, enable apps from texting and email to visual navigation (via an integrated GPS and head tracker), and also have features like video recording and image capture. CEO Paul J. Travers said:
We were delighted to win the CES Best of Innovation Award and hope that this is simply the beginning of a great line of Vuzix smart glass technology… With the M100 smart glasses, developers now have a specific device on the Android OS platform to develop for. We’ve just opened the Vuzix developer portal and are already shipping SDK’s, so we’re confident that the M100 smart glasses deliver must have technology and useful applications in a compact, smartphone accessory.