Sony also wants a piece of the juicy augmented reality pie, and for this it has put on sale a developer version of its SmartEyeglass glasses. The technical specifications are quite poor but enough to get acquainted with the SDK and start working.
The glasses use an 8-bit monochrome display with a transmittance of 85%, a 3 MP camera, WIFI, Bluetooth and a wired controller that includes a touchpad and a microphone. The typical sensors are integrated into the glasses: brightness sensor, noise-canceling microphone, accelerometer, gyroscope and electronic compass. In order to use SmartEyeglass, we will need an Android 4.4 or higher device.
As we have mentioned before, the screen is very basic. Its resolution is 419× 138 pixels and the FOV barely reaches 20º diagonally. We can download the SDK and pre-purchase the glasses for a price of € 800. At the moment they are only available in Germany and the United Kingdom, but it is expected that at the beginning of March it will be available in more countries, including Spain. It is more than evident that this is a product for developers, we expect the consumer version of SmartGlass to be very different and offer superior technical characteristics (and a more adjusted price, obviously).