Do you fancy wearing the Google Glass, but can’t afford to shell that $1500 the company demands for it? Then there are a few alternatives that you can choose from. Latest entrant in the league is GlassUp, a pair of augmented reality glasses that works with your smartphone and allow you read emails, messages, news and Facebook updates etc. in front of your eyes. Billed as a second screen for the smartphone, the GlassUp is basically a “receive only” device – unlike the Google Glass it isn’t capable of allowing the user to respond to emails or messages or take photos.
Priced at $399, the GlassUp connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth and displays all the information on the lenses, projected to the center of the vision right in front of the wearer’s eyes. GlassUp center aligns the projection which minimizes stain to the user’s eyes. All the other abilities of GlassUp will depend on third party apps that will be created for it, once it hit production. Available in two looks – classic and sporty, the GlassUp weighs pretty light at 65gm and compatible with iPhone and Android smartphones.
The GlassUp was recently put out for a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo where it has already raised $32,503 (as we write) of $150,000 goal.
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