Smartglasses are far less popular than smartwatches and nowhere near as popular as smartphones; however, like other smart devices, they hold huge attraction to tech enthusiasts. Smart glasses are a relatively new invention and for this reason demand for such devices is still pretty low, but it doesn’t discourage companies from releasing new smart eyewears. The market potential is huge. Probably the most well-known product so far is Google Glass but the market is about to get more crowded as Sony is also ready to join in the fun. The company’s SmartEyeglass Developer Edition is available for pre-order now.
Recently, we could witness Sony struggling with reorganization of their mobile division aiming to stop further losses caused by low sales of the Xperia lineup devices. The company has decided to concentrate on the high-end market since they can’t compete with low-mid range devices and their prices offered by Chinese Xiaomi and Meizu. Apparently, Sony appears to be consistent with their decisions, since just this Friday the company announced the SmartEyeGlass, their own Google Glass’s rival. Although the gadget is in still in the prototype stage, the manufacturer says it will be released in the first quarter of 2015.