The Chinese cell phone giant Xiaomi announced that it is getting into the fashion of smart glasses. Its device is characterized by displaying a screen before the user’s eyes to offer additional information such as addresses, automatic translations or the ability to take and share photos.
According to the Chinese brand, the model Xiaomi Smart Glasses will work more like what Google went after with its Gafas Google to what Facebook recently presented in collaboration with the manufacturer Ray-Ban or Snapchat with the Spectacles.
For this reason, the company sees in its new accessory the replacement of the cell phone in the not too distant future, and that is why they decided to integrate it into them common functions of mobile devicessuch as calls, navigation, and photography.
The Xiaomi Smart Glasses has no confirmed release date yet.
The Xiaomi Smart Glasses have a conventional design, with a 5 megapixel camera at the left end of the frame and a 0.13-inch microLED screen that projects information before the user’s eyes. It also incorporates a microphone and speakers for calls and control through voice commands.
Also, this device wereable You can capture photos and record videos with the built-in 5 megapixel camera, as well as capture and playback audio thanks to a microphone and speaker hidden in the frame of the mount. It will also bring its own processor, Wi-Fi modules, Bluetooth and internal battery, although its capacity is unknown.
More “smart” glasses
Last week, Facebook and Ray-Ban presented their model of smart sunglasses, Ray-Ban Stories, which have a built-in photo and audio camera, which allow you to record videos, take photos, listen to music and make calls.
Spectacles, the third version of Snapchat glasses.
The social media giant and the eyewear manufacturer have been working together on several projects since 2019, according to media reports, and Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg himself confirmed the collaboration in July this year.
Last week’s announcement, however, remains far from the great objective pursued by the social network has between eyebrows: an augmented reality model that “prints” useful and entertaining information on the look of the user, something that will still have to wait.
These sunglasses have a classic Ray-Ban design that hides their smart capabilities (it’s easy to mistake them for conventional ones), but they have hidden two five megapixel cameras side and side next to which a small white light turns on when they are recording images.
Facebook and Ray-Ban sunglasses can take pictures and record video. Photo: EFE.
For the moment, Facebook revealed in its corporate blog that the so-called “Ray-Ban stories” (Ray-Ban stories) will be sold at a price of $ 299 online and in exclusive locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia , Ireland and Italy.