It seems that Google Glass will have a new rival next year, as Sony has introduced its own smart glasses, but for now are in the conceptual stage. Known as Single-Lens Display Module , this device can be perfectly used as normal glasses, or we can put into action its OLED screen, where you can see all kinds of important user data.
The display is an OLED as we said, and measures just 0.23 inches, but given how close it is to our eyes need not be larger. Its resolution is 640 × 400 pixels, with a contrast ratio of 10,000: 1. The device also uses a processor ARM Cortex A7 architecture which apparently is up to those found in some modern smartphones. The Single-Lens Display Module also has WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a touch sensor, electronic compass, an accelerometer and a battery of 400mAh. It is noteworthy that its weight is only 40 grams and can be divided into two parts of 22 grams (processing module, camera and screen) and 18 grams (other components).
While the device has been revealed for the first time yesterday, the company also plans to present it in January during CES 2015. Those who want to try it will have to wait a couple of months more. Sony has announced plans to begin mass production in the running the next year, but did not specify an exact date. The company will also provide developers with an SDK so that they can be creating content for the device.
It seems that Sony has many projects in hand lately. Recall that the company already takes a while working on another device placed in our heads, and we refer of course to Project Morpheus, which is nothing but virtual reality helmet.