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Lumus smartglasses (mostly) get it rightAt CES 2014, we eyeball the best smartglasses we've seen so far.
These glasses may not be the most fashionable things in the world, but they're not meant to be. This is a prototype to show off a personal head-up display. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET here at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Now, this is the Lumus DK-40 that I'm wearing. The company is all about display technology. What I'm looking at right now is a set of coordinates, and I can see it very, very clearly; kind of like how you would in a car head-up display. So, I can see right in front of me and off to the sides, but floating in this little window in this area of vision, I'm seeing some lines and some numbers, and it's kind of lighter pigment. If I turn my head, the company has programmed, done some things around the rim so I can see a Twitter feed, I can see Facebook. All of this is to demonstrate to device manufacturers, the actual customers of Lumus, the different ways that this technology can be used. What's different about this technology from the other smartglasses that we've seen here at the show is that instead of a chunky box, we've got prismatic lines that are coded directly onto the glass. This is maybe not the most balanced pair I've ever worn, but it definitely has the best vision. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET, taking a first look at the Lumus DK-40 here at CES. You can check out all of CNET's coverage at ces.cnet.com.