Several weeks ago, the internet was amazed when a video of Google’s Project Glass was released. The high-tech glasses ensure that you’re always connected to your friends, social media, and whatever other applications you may use. It certainly looks cool, but with each pair of glasses expected to cost up to $600, they may be outside the budget of many PC users.
Fortunately, Oakley’s has stepped up to compete with Google. They plan to release a similar pair of interactive glasses that would be able to sync with Bluetooth devices and respond to voice commands. In addition, the glasses would feature Oakley’s signature stylish appearance and sleek frames.
One of the biggest advantages that Oakley has is the fact that they own over 600 patents related to high-tech glasses, including several HUD patents. In fact, Oakley claims they have been tossing around the idea of interactive HUD glasses since the 1990s. If Google wants to move forward with Project Glass, then they may have to license this technology from Oakley.
At first glance, Project Glass may not seem to be related to speeding up a computer. However, when you consider how much more work people will be able to accomplish on their computers when they’re out and about, it becomes clear that Project Glass could set off waves in the PC optimization industry.
Whether you’re in the market for a new pair of high-tech internet glasses, or you’re just dreaming of owning a pair, it’s always good news for consumers when companies compete with one another. While competing with Google may seem like a suicide pact, Oakley may be able to capitalize on its brand image of style and quality.
While both of these glasses are several months away, that doesn’t mean you can’t start dreaming now.