If you thought Google were the only ones having fun combining wearable head gear with heads-up display technology, think again as Samsung is set to join in the fun with a new patent. The filing shows us a sweet concept – headphones with heads-up displays. Think Google Glass, but with the added benefit of being headphones for media playback.

Samsung Gear Glass Patent

It's a strange one as Samsung has been playing with a variety of concepts, including smart glasses to rival Google's current trials. (And we've previously heard whispers of some kind of smart headset from the Korean manufacturer.) Not much else has been revealed in the patent, so we'll have to see what comes to light in the near future. We've previously looked at reports Samsung will introduce more wearables this year, but it's unknown whether new headphones with heads-up displays are part of the roadmap.

What would you like to see Samsung bring to the table?

Samsung Gear Glass Patent

Source: Kipris, via: SamMobile

There are 26 comments

Jonneh says:

Kind of a cool concept. Like a simpler google glass?

sicembaylor says:

I like this quite a bit better than Glass.

figueroaw says:

Look ok. I think price would be key.

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DWR_31 says:

This thing has a bunch of issues. Compatibility, Price, Stability, Social acceptance Stigmas, and a city that is about tolerance of others life style choices (SF).

I guess those are nice issues to have.

The irony of it all.

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Russ Smith says:

The future is here!

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Interesting idea, looks like it may move around quite a bit with that long arm and only your ear for support.

kill4food says:

Looks good. If it's under 300 I'll get one.

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Dragonball Z is becoming a reality.

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I thought the same thing when I first saw it.

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Howard Sylve says:


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AFAIK he is the one who first started using the DBZ reference 9000 points.

Maybe someone at Samsung is a big fan of the show and thought that no one would notice. Samsung needs everyone to monitor North Korea's energy levels to make sure Kim whatever doesn't go super saiyan.

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jayjay234 says:

Dragon Ball Z style!!

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vpblaze says:

This seems like a much more appealing design then Google Glass. But once again.... Price price price! Make it consumer friendly!

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Duncan1982 says:

This design looks alot better, however im still not convinced on the whole idea though.

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seanjenkins says:

If these were the bundled earphones, or maybe a small mark up then I think they would create massive interest. Looks like you could swivel the display out the way so you only have it when you need it.

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Mac58 says:

Actually looks pretty cool. I dont know how prescription glasses would work with this though, or if they might be slightly raised like glass is, so that its not as much of a distraction. Interesting though

What does the scouter say about his power level?

1006. Kick his ass Nappa.

eahinrichsen says:

Paging MERCDROID for a +9000.

Just don't see it staying up where it needs to be. Glass being supported from both sides is nice and smooth with video and such from the videos I've seen on YT. I see this bobbling all over the place while walking.

arutemauepon says:

we can wear this and shout "over 9000"

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lucas710 says:

Not that cool...would get annoying to have your ear/ears plugged just to use GG

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evoben24 says:

Finally something I can use to read people's power levels

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VAVA Mk2 says:

-IT'S OVER 9000!!!
-What?! 9000?! There's no way that can be right!

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JKB424 says:

Where's my friggin' scoutah?!?!?!