Google Glass was the gadget of year 2013. Social giant introduced the unlimited possibilities of latest technical concepts to the gadget enthusiasts in the form of such an eye wear device. But now it seems to be they got a tough competitor.
The new gadget, Icis Glass, is coming from a company called Laforge optical. It has trendy stylish design comparing with Google Glass and more over it come in a variety of styles and colours.The eye wear will support Android, i OS and Windows platforms.
“Our biggest competition is Google Glass but our approach is different, because we focused on creating a device that people don’t mind being seen in “ Laforge Optical’s CEO and Founder, Corey Mack told to media.
‘Style is a subjective thing and currently the bar is set pretty low,’” He added.
Icis Glass will have 640×480 resolution Kopin Cyber VGA display, powered with 1GHz Texas Instruments Sitara processor. It will support blue tooth, snapchat and video recording as per the primary specifications. The device will display non full screen widgets(for safety), email and social network notifications, weather alerts etc. You can instantly upload pictures to social media sites, Youtube or can save into cloud storage.
The Icis glasses will sell for $420, and the firm behind them is raising money via Indiegogo. You can buy beta kit at $820 for a test spin.
The device will have three modes- Normal, Active and Drive. The system will switch between modes automatically depend upon your movement.
In Normal mode, you can see all of the social media notifications.
In Active Mode, you can see fitness and other mapping applications on the left side of the screen. And on right side, it will show just the number of social media notifications you have received.
In Drive mode, you will get mapping and lane assistant for smooth driving.
There will be three variants for the product- early beta, beta and bold. Icis Bold will have 5MP camera and 720p video recording.
The company will make research and development of the device in Western New York Labs and expected to deliver the product by the end of this year.
Release ID: 642