Google Glass has gotten all the attention, but we are certain many companies out there want to get a piece of the cake in the smart glass market. We are at Computex 2014 and stumbled upon the SiMe Smart Glass. Let’s take a close look at it.
As you can see, the headset looks very “SiMe-lar” to the almighty Google Glass. There are the obvious differences, though. The device is mostly made of plastic and is easily bendable. In terms of aesthetics and build quality, SiMe definitely has the shorter end of the stick.
This is a prototype, though, which means all of these issues could be improved down the line. The 720p head-mounted display is very interesting in that it shows the stock Android experience. Yes, it is running full Android!
The device can be controlled with the touchpad, located right behind the screen. Controls are also somewhat similar to Google Glass. You can perform gestures and swipe to the sides, or up and down.
The device uses a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. All running on Android 4.2.2. It’s an interesting concept, and it is obviously inspired by Google Glass.
We will have to see how this Google Glass competitor compares to Google’s device, once it reaches the market. Until then, stay tuned for more Computex coverage!