Search giant Google is reportedly developing a set of augmented reality glasses which can remotely access smartphone data to overlay directions, news and other data directly over the wearer’s field of vision.
According to the 9 to 5 Google report the specs are akin to a regular pair of athletics glasses, with the addition of a front facing camera and flash.
The augmented reality cleverness comes in the form of a single opaque display on the side of one eyepiece which can be controlled by voice or angling the head.
Anyone hoping to nip down to their local opticians to pick up a pair will be sorely disappointed however – the prototypes are said to be very far from operable with present day technology still inadequate to fully realise the vision.
To test the potential market for the device the company is considering launch of a pilot program where the unfinished glasses are offered to tech geeks and early adopters.