5/02/2015

Allwinner have a $199 Google Glass competitor in the making


Allwinner have been prototyping a Google Glass alternative that costs just $199. According to the company, their take on the wearable piece of tech is going to be better than Google Glass itself.

The glass is powered by Allwinner’s A33 SoC which also makes an appearance on a lot of tablets. The device design is provided by Taiwanese design house Coretronic. From the outset, the Allwinner glass (lets call it that for convenience’s sake) looks very much like the Google Glass, but at the same time is expected to cost less.


It comes with the same optical prism optic technology that the Google Glass uses. Apart from that, it has support for WiFi, Bluetooth and more, and can work via voice control when paired with a smartphone.

Charbax of ARMdevices made a quick video with the device, and here’s how it looks.
The US$199 price tag is perhaps a little aggressive for now; Charbax also notes that fact in the description. A lot depends on how well the product is received by the market… as you might already know, prices in China are known to fluctuate at a hear beat’s notice, depending on the demand and supply.

In all, the Allwinner glass looks like quite an interesting product which could shape the Chinese tech scene with respect to optical wearables for the next couple of years.