Lumus smart glasses
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.