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Which is Best Google Glass, Sony SmartEyeglass and Toshiba Glass

gad1_9oct-1764x700Are you in dilemma about which is best Google Glass or Sony SmartEyeglass or Toshiba Glass? If you’re looking so, here is a review reveals the difference between them…

Display:

The technology used to create the display on these glasses is the biggest difference, which enables a translucent image to appear in the top right corner of your vision. Google smart glass has a prism projector that floats in front of the wearer’s right eye. Which means it is quite thick, and the plastic casing sticks quite far from your head. It offers most clear and effective display. All the smart glasses are round-up prototypes, but Google Glass going to change this from the upcoming products.

Next is the Toshiba Glass, is also prototype form, uses different display technology , but not clear and crisp as Google Glass’s, could be a better solution in the long term. Unlike Google having a prism of glass protruding in front of your face, the Toshiba Glass manages to look like an ordinary pair of glasses, with a projector attached to the right arm of the glasses.

The Sony SmartEyeglass uses a different technology for the display, which offers black and green rather than colour like the Google and Toshiba glasses. Like Google glass Sony uses a prism for the display.

Design:

When comes to the wearable tech we have to give some keen attention on it, particularly when you’re going to be wearing it on your face. Google Glass is the most attractive one among three, which is available to buy in several different colours, such as black, white, blue, brown or a sort of orangey red. The standard frame is a metal band that wraps around your head, sitting just above your eyebrows and tucking behind your ears. Google does offer different frames but Toshiba Glass has a huge range of frames, varying from normal-looking glasses in different designs to sports sunglasses and protective goggles.

Features:

Toshiba lacks in camera now, but other two are having. Google glass having touchpad built-in to the outer edge of the component on the side of the glasses that can detect swipes, taps and double taps. You can also be control it using head movements and by speaking to activate the speech recognition. Simply say “OK Glass, and then issue commands such as take a photo or Get directions to. In case of Sony, it too offers voice control and has touch pad and same for the Toshiba Glass.

So prefer the right one, which is best for you…

Toshiba Glass Prototype Review

gad1_9oct-1764x700At present, one of the emerging technology is the Smart glasses. Google, Sony and others already marked their foot prints in this platform, now Toshiba has unveiled Toshiba Glass. Here is a review will reveal the features and other specifications part of the new born Toshiba Glass.

The new Toshiba Glass also resembles the other smart glasses, Toshiba Glass is currently in prototype form, so is subject to changes, tweaks and improvements before it becomes a finished, purchasable product. It offers much more comfortable while wearing it and reduced much weight when compared to the other glasses.

It reached the market with a £1,000 price tag, unlike other glasses such as Google, Toshiba Glass differs in many ways, but both are aimed to develop the same thing.
providing information that’s accessible hands-free by simply glancing slightly to the right. Like Google Glass, Toshiba offer a small lightweight projector attached to the right-side frame of the glass. However, the projector works differently from Google Glass in Toshiba’s prototype wearable.

In Toshiba Glass the projector projects images on to a series of thin, vertical prisms which are almost invisible but reflect light back to the eye to provide an augmented reality display. On the other hand Google included a prism over the lens to reflect the content to the user’s eye.

Toshiba Glass weighs roughly 42 grams, which is same as the weigh of Google Glass, and will also come in three types of frame options such as standard, sporty and industrial. The most important and notable difference between Toshiba Glass and Google Glass, is that the Japanese prototype glasses are not wireless. The glasses connect through a wire to the user’s smartphone battery and utilities it.

But Toshiba explained that it did not include the battery as it would make the glasses too heavy a problem that Google evidently found a solution to. Also, the glasses themselves have no computing power, and simple act as an augmented reality headset. It is simple with impressive display but lacks in Camera.

So you can do the tough part cooking too easy with this by seeing the ingredients one by one as you follow a recipe without needing to take your eyes off the food itself. Let’s try it…….

ICIS – Human friendly wearable device

Laforge Optical – Icis, is a well known maker of new nose perched wearable device which is far classy and stylish than Google Glass with user friendly interface and the glasses look like any regular glasses resting on the nose. The CEO and Founder of this Google Glass alternative, Corey Mack, says that the difference between these wearable device and Google Glass is that Icis features prescription lenses where the need to attach something to regular glasses is not needed to obtain the benefit of hands free mobile device. He states that though Google Glass is their biggest competitor, their approach is quite different since they focus on creating device that people don’t mind being seeing in.

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He further states that the process is similar to eyewear designer Warby Parker’s where one gets a set of frames for trial before finalizing the frame of one’s choice. Once the selection is done, the prescription is sent through an optometrist depending on the region and Laforge delivers the completed product. The Icis glasses have a battery life of six hours focused on making the eyewear a central hub for notifications similar to Smartphone via a new SocialFlo mobile application which includes complex notification like turn based directions from map application.

A Premium version, Icis Bold, features a camera with microphone and speaker which has placed it on par with Google Glass. It is a fashion friendly device having the camera embedded in a pair of eyewear and Sync Icis get notification from the Smartphone via Bluetooth where one does not have to look up or to the right as in the case with Google Glass since the Icis’s information is conveyed from the cloud which is displayed around the wearer’s field of vision.

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Moreover it supports iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The Icis wearable device is a fashion tech product which comes in a variety of colors and styles which is open to international consumers.

Corey Mack has his vision in having a turnkey solution in manufacturing which could make one walk to a eye shop and have the potential of getting the exact dimensions of eyewear in an hour’s time.