In case you’ve been living under a rock today… or don’t listen to the radio, news, or have a chance to check out Google News, you’ve probably heard about Google’s New Smartphone Glasses with a Heads up Display (AKA HUD). These glasses will allow you to connect to your smartphone and view a screen inside of the lens of your glasses.
You’ll be Buying Google Smartphone Glasses Soon!
Nick Bilton writes in the “Bits” blog:[T]he glasses will go on sale to the public by the end of the year. These people said they are expected “to cost around the price of current smartphones,” or $250 to $600.
The glasses would be packed with motion sensors for navigation (more on that in a minute) and GPS sensors. They would use a 3G or 4G connection. And they would come with a small glasses-mounted screen, which would site inches away from the eye.
The literal “retina display” equipped glasses are described to resemble Oakley’s Thumps. They would be released as a stand-alone Android device, though it is possible that Google could bake in a connection to your traditional handset via local Wi-Fi or 3G routing, as well.