A developer edition of Sony’s augmented reality smart glasses will go on sale in ten countries next month, the tech giant has announced.

Weeks after Google stopped selling SmartEyeglass, Sony hopped on the smart glasses bandwagon. Sony will be accepting Pre-order for SmartEyeGlass in Germany and UK for $840 (£540 or €670) starting Tuesday.

SmartEyeglass includes the following specifications:

  • Binocular see-through eyewear with a wired controller.
  • 419(H) × 138(V) px display resolution.
  • Monochrome green display with 8bit color depth.
  • 1000 cd/m2 maximum brightness.
  • More than 85% see-through transmittance.
  • Accelerometer, gyro, electronic compass, brightness sensor, microphones.
  • 3MP camera for still pictures, VGA (640 x 480px) for videos.
  • Speaker available in the controller.
  • Bluetooth v3.0 and IEEE802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity to your Android device.
  • Supports Android 4.1 or above (Android 4.3 or above needed for videos).
  • Weight ≈77g (eyewear without the cable) and ≈44g (controller).

In this promotional video, Sony shows how the glasses can be used to communicate, share photos and get directions. Though the concept is extreme, the style of the glasses looks kind of bulky and the user’s eyes are slightly awkward in the promotional video.

For more information on the Sony SmartEyeglasses you can visit Sony’s official webpage.

Specifications provided by Sony.