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Apr 17, 2012

Oakley Is Making Its Own Google Glasses

As dorky as you'll look wearing Google Glasses, the idea of augmented reality specs is dripping with potential awesomeness (and guaranteed hilarity). So it's not a surprise that Oakley, sunglass king, is working on its own Google Glasses competitor. Maybe they won't be as ugly as Google's?

If you're wearing glasses, it's a good idea to get the lenses right, right? This could work! Oakley told Bloomberg:
As an organization, we've been chasing this beast since 1997. Ultimately, everything happens through your eyes, and the closer we can bring it to your eyes, the quicker the consumer is going to adopt the platform.
The beast being Oakley's "heads-up" technology which puts smartphone features into glasses. According to Bloomberg, the glasses will function on its own while also working with a smartphone. The whole system might be controlled with Siri-like voice commands and is currently targeted for athletes first and branch out later. More here.

8 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is going to be so amazing, especially if it gives you a HUD drop down thing, the future is really looking up.

Jim said...

Can't wait to see more designs

That Random Guy said...

Oakley's look better.

One said...

The future is officially here. I can't wait for a pair.

AltMusicFanNL said...

Hahahaha, Awesome stuff.

R said...

Interesting news!

anthony stemke said...

This is something special.

Holly said...

I'm not sure how I feel about this, though I guess it is the next step in integrating ourselves with robots and taking over the world... I mean, yeah. :)