The fever of CES 2014 is still not over, as we have come across the possibility of a cheaper version of the exalted Google Glass. Chinese chip-maker Rockchip Electronics had unveiled their indigenous model of smart glasses which for now are still in their prototype stage. And, the good news is – these smart glass solutions will pretty much have the same specs as the Google Glass, albeit with a lower price point of $500 and availability starting from middle of this year. Admittedly, the contraption showcased at CES is a bit on the crude side, thus having similar drawbacks to our earlier covered GlassUp’s AR glasses. However, the company has already made plans to sell them as OEM, which means the devices will be powered by Rockchip’s processors.
Since we have been harping about the specs, the Rockchip smart glasses will have - Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, Rockchip RK3168 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB of storage space, and 720p HD display capacity. The 570mAh battery power-train will be bolstered by WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, camera with Full HD capability (1080p) and a microphone. The augmented reality glasses will also have their direction mapping attributes with integrated gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensors and compass.
We have already mentioned Rockchip smart glasses’ expected price and availability period. Of course, when it comes to the commercial side of affairs, the company has to craft different frame sizes that would practically cater to variant head sizes. Hopefully, all of these design details can be achieved before the slated time of retailing.
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