This is an interesting article not only because it brought my attention to a new “smart glasses” player, Vuzix, but because of the perspective the author writes in.
If either of these products catch on, it looks like we’re destined to a future with droid parts on our faces, as you can see above in Vizux’s version and to the right with Google’s Project Glass creation. Even on pretty women that look is straight out of the Stars Wars sequels that haven’t been made yet. Maybe one day android fashions will be in and computer face accessories will separate the hip from the square. But it doesn’t look like that will happen any time too soon.
She obviously thinks smart glasses are dorky. And she’s probably right - for now.
We know that Google Glasses were displayed as part of some NY fashion show, but where are the fashion brands when it comes to wearable computing?
The one and great example we have is Nike. While some may call them more of an athletic clothing brand than a pure fashion brand, they’re close enough for me.
I imagine that the fashion brands will come out when the products are already on the market and they can just add their name and design aesthetics to the tech, but I think they’re missing out.
Not even that many tech companies have jumped on wearable computing. Apple with their strong design ethic and their practically, ready made, iPod Nano, have stepped away from wearable computing with the Nano’s latest redesign.
Where are the watch makers and the glasses designers and the other bold, tech savvy clothing companies? Fossil, made an early effort but then chickened out. Come on fashion world, help us out.