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Sony is developing a Google Glass-like display that can be used with a normal pair of glasses

Sony will begin production on their new heads up display sometime within the year.

Published onDecember 17, 2014

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Google Glass has had its ups and downs in the time it has been available to Glass Explorers, and for the most part, it hasn’t quite caught on yet. With the introduction of a consumer-ready variant slated for 2015, Glass may not be the only heads up display we see next year. Sony has just announced their development of a “lightweight single-lens display module,” not unlike Google Glass. Sony is set to show their new wearable off at CES this upcoming January.

Sony is currently only working on the display module thus far, so we won’t see the final product for a long time. However, the company mentions that they plan on mass-producing this product sometime within the coming year. The general build of the wearable is extremely similar to Glass – both have a single OLED display projecting onto a glass pane over the right eye, Wifi and Bluetooth capabilities – but the aim of Sony’s product is a bit different. The company is currently seeking out potential customers, such as eyeglass manufacturers that tailor their products to sports or entertainment-minded use cases, as well as companies that provide business solutions using wearable tech. Sony’s product can be used on any normal pair of glasses or sunglasses, making it much more open that its Glass counterpart.

Since it’s still very early in the development process, we don’t have any specifications for the device quite yet. However, we know we’ll see this technology sometime in the near future, so be on the lookout come January for any new developments in this field.

Based on what we’ve seen from Google Glass so far, how do you think this will compare? Is this groundbreaking technology, or just another heads up display? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!