When Google Glass was first announced, many people wondered if there would be an option for prescription glasses, since regular glasses and Google Glasses are mutually exclusive at this point. Then, in July, Google was awarded a patent for what appeared to be Glass with prescription lenses… and then nothing else.
It seems as if Google isn’t the only ones with the idea of multimedia glasses. While Google has been publicly engineering their Project Glass for a couple of years now, Olympus actually spend the past 7 years quietly designing and creating the MEG4.0. Unlike Google Glasses, the MEG4.0 isn’t a standalone structure and needs your personal glasses to hang on.
Google decided to try a new tactic with their Explorer program for Google Glass by opening up sales of the device to anyone in the U.S. on April 15th. According to the Google Glass team, they succeeded in filling all spots in their Explorer program, although it is not clear whether that means they sold out of all stock of the current version.
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday on an opportunity they had to try out Google’s new wearable computing device dubbed Google Glass. You may recall the last big show by Google of the device they are working on was back in the summer when the glasses played a major role in the keynote address for Google I/O.
The Vuzix M100 smart glasses, which we tried out at CES 2013, can now be preordered for a whopping $999 from the company’s site. The smart glasses, which rival Google’s own Glass, is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a WQVGA screen that reaches 2000 nits in brightness.