Sony’s Smarteyeglass, the gadget-maker's long trailed rival to Google Glass, will go on sale by the end of March 2015, it has been confirmed.
First seen earlier this year at the huge CES event in Las Vegas, the Japanese entertainment and tech giant's efforts look every bit as ludicrous as their key competitor.
Sony's glasses are laden with tech, though. We’re talking a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, three megapixel camera and light sensor.
Unlike Google’s effort, however, Sony’s model uses a special overlay across the lenses to deliver everything from directions to smartphone notifications.
There is one other major snag. You’ll need to cart around an extra battery pack, wired to the glasses.
In fairness, this doubles up as a microphone and touch sensor, but it still means Smarteyeglass will be one cumbersome piece of kit to lug about.
There’s no word yet on pricing, but with Google Glass costing a cool £1,000, expect to pay through the nose for the privilege of owning Sony's eyewear.