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Sony's SED-E1 SmartEyeglass development kit now available from B&H Photo for $899

Sony's new SmartEyeglass, the SED-E1, is now available as a developer kit through B&H Photo, and it carries a price tag of $899. So, what makes these different? Well, Sony's SED-E1 have 3mm thick holographic lenses that are highly transparent and allow excellent brightness.

Additionally, the unit features a 3MP camera, a built-in compass, gyroscope and light sensor and so much more. Sony is offering a full SDK with an emulator, code samples along with a guide and other resources for developers to take advantage of what the hardware offers. The development kit for Sony's SmartEyeglass is in-stock at B&H, and you can grab one if you are interested from the link below.

Purchase the Sony SmartEyeglass SED-E1 development kit for $899 (opens in new tab)

Press release:

Sony SED-E1 SmartEyeglass Gives You a Sneak Peek Into the Future; More Info Available at B&H

The New Developer Edition Augmented Reality Glasses Are Now Shipping

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 16, 2015) - Your vision for the future just got a little clearer, thanks to the innovative engineers at Sony. Using advanced holographic waveguide technology encased in lightweight eyewear, the new super-thin SmartEyeGlass lenses sport both high transparency and excellent brightness so that your vision is not encumbered by splashy graphics. Instead, Sony envisions that developers will create apps where you can watch a sports game and see stats highlighted right before your eyes, or go shopping and see prices appear in your field of vision. Sony SED-E1 SmartEyeglass connects to a compatible smartphone, where the apps are running.

The module is made up of two parts: the optical engine, which projects images and text using micro display (µDisplay) technology, and a holographic waveguide, an extremely thin transparent plate of glass measuring just 1mm. The green monochrome 8-bit heads-up display also contains a 3MP camera, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, brightness sensor, microphone, and noise suppression sub microphone.

The developer's kit, included with purchase, contains the emulator, code, guides, and more to help visionaries create and craft applications where the depth of your imagination is the only limitation. There are even tutorials that guide you through creating your first app, and it supports devices running Android 4.4 and above.

Sony SED-E1 SmartEyeglass Features

  • 3mm Thick Holographic Lenses
  • Green Monochrome Heads-Up Display
  • Compass, Gyroscope, and Light Sensor
  • 3MP Camera
  • Wired Controller with Touch Sensor & Mic
  • 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • NFC
  • SDK with Emulator, Code, Guide, and More
  • Up to 2.5 Hour Battery Life
  • For Android 4.4 and Up

Your vision of the future lies in your imagination -- let the SmartEyeGlass guide you through that vision. This new release is now in stock and available at the B&H Photo SuperStore in New York City.

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
8 Comments
  • This or Google glass? Price still high! Posted via the Android Central App on Moto X 2014/Moto G3/Moto G1/Lenovo Tab S8/ Lenovo Yoga 11 on $35 Cricket wireless plan.
  • Neither, they'll both be dead within a year. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • LOL, That's all I have. wait I have more "Cap LOL"
  • That looks horrible lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Holo-Lens ftw Hail Putrid Pile
  • I want to like smart glasses, I really do... But they are just too big and clunky, and that dangling puck!!
    Sorry Sony, you haven't quite got it right yet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The feels when you wear glasses and cant wear smartglasses.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I used to feel the same way until I had my vision corrected.