The wearable space is heating up even more. Lumus, better known for making military grade stuff than anything for the man on the street, has decided to look at a different market.
Its new product, the DK-40 dev kit, will look more at home in a home than it will on the battlefield. In fact it looks a lot like the Google Glass, albeit with chunky-framed Wayfarer-ish styling rather than Google's chosen future goggles look.
One rather cool thing does set it apart though. Instead of projecting data on a block of glass in your peripheral vision, the right side of the right lens of the DK-40 eyewear is a 640 x 480 see-through display (which also trumps Google Glass' 640 x 360 effort on resolution).
It has a 5-megapixel camera, motion sensor and is powered by Android. That's all the details for now; you’ll have to wait a while before it hits the shelves though as this set of eyewear is still in its development stages. You wouldn’t want it now anyway since current battery life is just 1 to 2 hours.
You can expect its debut (together with the SDK) over at CES 2014, and it’s likely to hit shelves at the end of Q1 2014.