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Sony Develops Google Glass Competitor

23 December 2014

In what will obviously be a direct competitor to Google Glass, Sony has introduced a smart glass device based on a high-resolution organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplay.

The smart glass module can be attached to any type of eyewear and along with a miniaturized control board can be paired with a smartphone in order to provide new levels of information for everyday life, Sony said. Sony said the module would be a good fit in applications such as sports, taking enhanced photos, or for work related information in industrial environments.

Sony's smart glass clip-on device

Sony will be presenting its smart glass device for the first time in public during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas taking place Jan. 6 through Jan. 9, 2015.

Sony is aiming to begin mass production of the display module in 2015 and will be looking to customers that want to bring new devices to sports or entertainment, or customers looking to pair the smart glasses with other wearable devices. Sony will be providing a software development kit for the smart glasses that will be available in the New Year as well.

The microdisplay is a 0.23 inch color OLED that can achieve a resolution of 640 x 400 pixels and is capable of reproducing deep blacks with contrast to ratio higher than 10,000:1 and covering 100 percent of the sRGB color space, Sony said.

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