These Sweet Glasses Are Light Years Ahead Of Google's Glass Fiasco [Video]

Submitted by: lalapancakes 8 months ago Tech
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In the same vein of smart-phone-glasses, of which I’ve never actually seen anyone voluntarily wearing, a competitor… dramatic pause…  scooped Google on the better glasses design. Gasp! Wait, no. It’s actually of no surprise. I’ve tried the Chromebook and realized Google is no innovation pegasus. Sure they can make a search engine and a cell phone platform but they pretty much stink at anything else. I’ve tried.

The next smart-phone-glasses innovator is from a new seeded company called Laforge. The company is in the process of manufacturing Shima, a pair of streamlined glasses more integrated than the clunky giant censor Google sticks on the front of its spectacles. Shima uses a teeny tiny little microchip embedded in the lens itself. The only issue for Laforge, which I am not 100% sure isn't the namesake of the Star Trek weird glasses character, is their concept is still being developed. But the design and funding look promising!

There are 5 comments:
Male 1,397
Oh, for God's sake, WHY???! aren't people's minds addled ENOUGH with gratuitous technology?
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Female 237
I think you're missing the point. Don't you realise that at the moment all over the world, some people are having to wait whole minutes before seeing their friends' Facebook updates? What happens if you're driving? How will you know that Jenny's cat made her LOL? You won't, because you'll be too distracted by traffic and pedestrians and the like.
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A promotional video is not a released product, and Google came out with Glass about four years ago. This product isn't even released yet - and I can guarantee you that it won't look as clean as in the video (anyone who's worked with these kinds of displays will know this). So yes, it's cool that they're trying this, but no, you shouldn't shit on Google for having shipped a product at the forefront of the tech wave. Besides, one of the problems with the Google Glass was it's 60-minute battery life, something where these glasses don't seem to have the bulk to do better
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Male 1,801
is this like the microsoft thing, that fires lasers into your eyeballs?
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Male 38,021
Shut Up And Take My Money
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