Sony has revealed plans to enter another wearable category and compete directly with Google Glass. The company’s “Single-Lens Display Module” smart glass concept will come to market as an accessory that clips on to any set of eyewear, rather than users buying another set of glasses.
The product will officially be unveiled at CES next month. Sony says its smart glass solution is light, weighing in at 40 grams, and sports an ARM Cortex-A7 processor, a 0.23-inch OLED display with a resolution of 600×400 (Google Glass’s display is 640×360 pixels), Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, and a 400mAh battery. There does not appear to be a camera. Sony is also working on an SDK so developers can build apps for the eye piece.
Sony says it’s aiming to start mass production next year and believes that potential customers will include eyewear manufacturers in the sports or entertainment industries, or electronics manufacturers that are thinking about pairing their products with wearable devices.