Ever see something that you deem Youtube worthy but to afraid to take your phone out because it’s not the “appropriate” thing to do? Well those days are about to be over and I can’t wait! I can’t wait to be a secret spy! There are two types of “spy glasses” being released this year: Pivothead Video Glasses and Google’s HUD glasses.
Pivothead video Glasses hit the market in April for $349. The glasses can shoot for about a hour, have a 8.0 megapixel Sony sensor, , 8GB of built-in storage, and can be shot at 30fps at in 1080p. They definitely aren’t the best looking sunglasses I have ever seen…but so what? You get to be a spy for an hour!
Google is also in the process of developing eyeglasses that will project information, entertainment and, this being a Google product, advertisements onto the lenses. According to New York Times, information will be displayed on a “small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye.” A low-resolution camera will monitor the real world and “overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings, and friends who might be nearby.” The glasses will use the same Android software that powers Android smartphones and tablets, be equipped with GPS and motion sensors and contain a camera and audio inputs and outputs. Unfortunately, I won’t be signing up for these. I think I would feel like the Terminator rocking these. The official release date has not been set but rumor has it that these glasses will be hitting the market at the end of the year with a $250-$600 price range. Official photos of the glasses have not be released but supposedly the design will be similar to the Oakley Thump.
On a more serious note, I believe that these products are going to cause several privacy concerns. What do you think? Will you be buying a pair of these?