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GlassUp puts your personal HUD right on the lens (pictures)

A startup with a sporty look skips Google's awkward design in favor of a display that's coated on the lens.

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Trying on GlassUp smartglasses

LAS VEGAS -- The GlassUp smartglasses look nothing like Google Glass, and that's a good thing. These sporty frames resemble cycling glasses and beam the head-up display right on the lens.
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Design

This prototype is a bit clunky and bound together by tape. No matter -- it gives you an idea of how the crowd-funded frames will look.
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It's all about projection

Light and mirrors project directions, text, alerts, and more onto the right plastic lens.
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Adjustable frames

Most of these smartframes are too big for my face, but these adjustable nosepads help.
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Ahead of the curve

Curved earpieces help keep the frames balanced on your face and hugging your head.

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