The latest to rival the giant’s augmented reality headset is the current version of SiMEye.
A company from Taiwan is now doing its best to carve its way into the wearable tech industry with a device that would add to the competition that is currently growing for the Google Glass augmented reality headset.
Should the company be successful, it could represent quite the upset in this infant industry.
In fact, the company behind these new mobile devices has already won an award for its current version. The company is called ChipSip, which is a relatively small firm that manufactures network equipment and memory chips. That said, it has still managed to win the Best Choice award from Computex for its smart glasses that have been designed to snag a portion of the wearable tech market that had previously been held by Google Glass.
The goal of ChipSip seems to be to do to wearable tech what Lenovo did in the laptop world.
Lenovo, a company from China, manage to overtake Hewlett-Packard in sales of PCs such as laptops and desktops. This showed that it is possible for a company from that part of the world to start off small and take a portion of a massive market that had previously belong to an industry giant. In this case, it is Google Glass and smart headsets.
ChipSip’s product is called the SiMEye (pronounced “see me”), and it is being sold for a retail price of $500, which is considerably less than the price of the current Google Glass. In fact, the SiMEye smart glass kit is about one third of the price being charged to the early adopters of the Google product in the United States.
The ChipSip product boasts that its user interface allows for the downloading of Android apps from the PlayStore. That download occurs directly to the device, whereas Google’s own smart glasses require the apps to be downloaded to another device –such as a smartphone – first, before it can be transferred to the wearable tech. Moreover, SiMEye captures four times the resolution of its main competition, at 1080p for video.