What if Google Glass 2013 did not come on the market as Star Trek ocular, but as a pair of seemingly normal sunglasses with the augmented reality lens and camera in the frame?
Google Glass is almost always nicknamed "glasshole" so we'll never know if a leaner version would have been successful. But a new wearable called Norm Glasses offers a solution that could answer today's questions to consumers.
Florida-based startup Human Capable hopes to tackle Google Glass's missed market by offering the same kind of AR experience in a pair of normal-looking colors. Conveniently, the product is called Norm Glasses and offers a range of powerful features in a deceptively simple case.
When I first walked into a room to meet the Human Capable team, I saw the device sit on a table and assumed that I had a non-functional design Model looked at. Why? Since Norm eyewear is so slim and looks normal you really need to look closely at the device to determine the presence of technology.
The Smartglasses weigh about 36 grams. They feature high-resolution video and still image capture and display two-dimensional images, such as text and full-color photos, over the monocular lens in the right-hand lens housing (which is slightly thicker on closer inspection) to accommodate the module). In terms of fit, the device will be available in three different sizes (as well as in three different colors to be specified soon).