ODG Wants To Put Android On Your Face For Less Than $1000 Later This Year

Posted: January 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

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ODG smart glasses

Despite spending my entire time at CES scoping out cool gadgets in virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables, there was still a lot of neat stuff that I missed while in Vegas last week.

One such gadget I missed was a pair of augmented reality glasses from Osterhout Design Group, a San Francisco-based company that’s spent the last six years iterating on AR for military and industrial clients.

At CES, ODG announced that it plans to launch a consumer model of its sixth-generation glasses. ODG VP of Head-Worn tech Nima Shams told me during a demo yesterday that the company wants to give users a “head-worn tablet experience,” but packaged in a more convenient form factor than, say, 3DHead’s awful Oculus Rift knock-off.

In terms of specs, the tablet description isn’t far off. The consumer model is powered by a Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip, which frequently appears in flagship phones and tablets from Android OEMs…

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