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Google details Project Glass for prescription frames

updated 09:55 pm EDT, Thu April 12, 2012

Display to be compatible with third-party frames

Google has announced plans to make its Project Glass concept compatible with prescription eyewear. In a Google+ post, the company answered a popular question regarding Project Glass for users who already wear corrective lenses.

"We ideally want Project Glass to work for everyone, and we're experimenting with designs that are meant to be extendable to different types of frames," Google's Isabelle Olsson writes. "Many of our team members wear glasses, too, so it's definitely something we're thinking about."

The company provided a mock-up that shows the project glass display as an accessory attachment for prescription glasses. Earlier previews showed the display on frames that are used to hold the heads-up display but without lenses.

The augmented reality technology allows users to view content through a small transparent display , enabling users to communicate without physically holding a separate device. The device is said to be used for a variety of content, including video conversations or weather information.

Leaks suggest the devices may range from $250 to $600, with a formal launch expected by the end of the year.

by MacNN Staff



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