GlassUp takes on Google with sporty style
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GlassUp takes on Google with sporty style

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I think we can all agree about the Google Glass Explorer edition makes everybody look a little bit dorky no matter who they are. But this is a rival, GlassUp, that's making a much sportier pair. It's a little bit different. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET, here at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. I'm gonna show you all about this. Now, one thing that Google Glass has right now in its developer's stage, there's a little window that sits above your right eye. This can give you many, many headaches. I've experienced them myself. Here with GlassUp, the aim is to get the head up display in the center of the lens on your right eye. Now, this may happen with Google later but the prototypes for this one are being made this way now. So, there is a touchpad on the side. This is sort of a [unk] version right now but the final product, like Google Glass, will have a touchpad on the side for our simple navigation controls. There's also an optical camera right here. There is no camera yet. One version coming out next winter is supposed to have a simple VGA camera. Now, right now, this prototype model that I'm wearing is very comfortable. I don't have a heavy battery. It's not sitting on my ears. It's not lopsided. Feels good to wear. GlassUp envisions that this will be applicable in many different sectors, for example if you're a cyclist or a motor cyclist. You can see directions while you're doing your thing, you don't have to stop. Also, if you're in the cinema, you might be able to read subtitles on your glasses frames while you're watching the movie. Hospitals and shipping and receiving warehouses are two other industries that are very interested in this developing technology. Like Google Glass, GlassUp does connect to your phone using Bluetooth, so you will, in the future, be able to use apps that way and also get alert notifications. The first version will come to Indiegogo backdoors this summer, costs about $400 and the version with the VGA camera is expected in winter for about $500. Once again, this is just a prototype. So, we should definitely keep an eye on this company. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. You've been looking at GlassUp here at CES. You can check out all of our coverage at CES.CNET.com.

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