Sony’s augmented reality glasses are now available for $840

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Sony’s Google Glass-like head unit, dubbed SmartEyeglass, is now officially available for purchase in ten different countries. Similar to Google Glass, Sony’s SmartEyeglass (SED-E1) developer edition lets you interact with your surroundings by letting you take photos, send text messages and much more. It’s compatible with any Android device running 4.4 KitKat or higher, and can be paired with the SmartEyeglass app in the Play Store. Unlike Google’s product, SmartEyeglass is controlled by a wired remote that stays connected to the device at all times. The controller houses the battery, microphone and speaker, though Sony is quoting the battery will only last around 150 minutes of continuous use.

For those interested in trying out the first generation product, SmartEyeglass is now available in the United States, Germany, the U.K. and Japan for $ 840. The company will also sell the head unit exclusively to business customers in Belgium, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy and Sweden.

Sony SmartEyeglass

If you’d like a more detailed look at SmartEyeglass, head to the source link below for a list of specifications and additional features. The company plans to have these units available for the general public sometime in 2016, though an exact timeframe has yet to be mentioned.