It’s no secret that Google Glass and other forthcoming smart eyeglasses aren’t exactly the most visually appealing bunch. They make what you see visually appealing, sure, who doesn’t like to stare at a cool hologram? However, they make what everyone else sees, namely you, look like the squarest of the square. It’s gotten so bad that many pundits...

Google has taken so long to release the consumer model of its once idolized Glass eyewear device that the narrative has changed from “holy crap I gotta get me one of those” to “uh, whatever, yawn people that wear these are weird.” It’s their own fault, of course, because they blew a whole lot of buzz by cooling their jets for too long....

Virtual reality goggles are ‘coming soon’ to a head near you., in that one day in the near or far future Oculus, Sony and other companies will unleash their headsets upon the world. However, nobody knows exactly when that day will come. The companies in question have been vague at best and some say it could be as much as two years or more in the future....

Google has had this whole smartglasses thing on lockdown since day one. They were the first one out of the gate, after all. However, one must remember that although they left the gate first, no company has really and truly gotten out of said gate yet. That’s because none of these devices have gone to market. Sure, you can drop an obscene amount of money to get your hands on a Glass Explorer...

Google Glass is a pretty cool device and is filled to the brim with potential. However, as it currently stands, it has one elephant-sized problem. The price is not right on this thing. Sure, the consumer model isn’t out yet, but if you want to get your hands on an Explorer edition model, you are gonna have to fork out a whopping $1,500. That’s the price of around 750 slices of pizza or...

There is absolutely no doubt about it. Virtual reality, and by extension the Oculus Rift, is pretty dang cool. To be blunt, the real world drools and the fake world rules. However, to fully realize our VR dreams we still have a long ways to go. After all, the Rift is only a headset. What good is it if our heads exist in the virtual space but the rest of our poor...

Before Google unveiled their Glass eyewear device to the world a couple of years ago, nobody really thought of AR-based glasses as a viable product for consumer use. Sure, they have long been a mainstay in science fiction television, books and movies, but they were not even an idea in the back of a electronics company’s mind until Google. Now, however, they...

Ever since Oculus and their beloved Rift VR device took Kickstarter by storm a couple of years back, it’s been a slow and steady climb to make the technology not only work, but work flawlessly in ways that the consumer would never expect. To that end, even though there is not a consumer model as of yet, the designers are constantly releasing updated prototypes for journalists and early adopters...

Sony has become the latest electronics company to push into the burgeoning augmented reality sector. The company has released the first SDK for its SmartEyeGlass product, due for release in 2015. Announced at CES, the transparent binocular SmartWear prototype, as Sony refers to it, will come loaded with sensors. It has an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, and a digital camera. A thin wire connects the glasses to an external battery pack, which has a touch sensor and a microphone built in. Messages, notifications,...

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Augmented reality specialist Optinvent has launched a funding campaign to develop its ORA eyewear. Crunchwear got the lowdown from Optinvent CEO Kayvan Mirza. Why did you decide to use Kickstarter to fund the ORA glasses ? We feel that Kickstarter will be an excellent way to reach our target audience (application developers and early adopters). Our goal is to get the developer version of the ORA out in order to seed the eco system. It also allows us to engage with early adopters and get their precious feedback. Are you pleased so far...