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

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Samsung patent shows headphones concept with a heads-up display


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

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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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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

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.

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

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