Google Glass versus Oculon's Smart Glasses
Oculon is a Taiwnese company that does some pretty cool head mounted display and heads up systems. At Computex they showed Google isn't the only game in town.
According to Laptop Magazine, Oculon's Smart Glasses is similar in design to Google Glasses, although it claims better specs, including a longer battery life, better screen resolution, and half the price. The demo unit showed a video reel looping in 640x480 pixel resolution. Other important aspects of the specifications include:
- Rockchip's dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
- 2,100 mA batter, giving it that longer life over Google
- 5MP camera
- Bone-conduction speakers
- Wifi or cellular connectivity configuration
Mass production is aimed for July at a price tag of around $500. They will most likely be sold under Oculon's OEM vendor brands.
Oculon's ingenuity shouldn't come as a surprise because they are pretty darn good at miniature projection systems. At Computex, they also announced the world's tiniest project.
According to the company:
"Users can easily create a 12-inch diagonal screen with just over a foot of projection distance, and a 24-inch image in 1meter.The special suggested retail launch pricing, $299 for the basic (VGA) model and $399 for the SVGA model, make the Hikari Pro920 is an affordable tool for those times. You can project a movie from your DVD/Smart Phone, browse through images; it can also be an incredible useful tool for conferences."
I'm sold. When can I get one?