Essential Products' next could be a Google Glass successor

Essential Products' next could be a Google Glass successor

Could Essential take up the mantle and bring the premise to the masses?

As you can see in the image above, the base patent seems to depict a device that is a lot less tech-y and futuristic than Google Glass, substituting the prism-over-the-eye for a more traditional pair of glasses that build augmented reality tech directly into the lenses.

Essential, the start-up founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, made its official entry onto the global tech stage this week, but attention is already turning the company's next potential launch.

An old patent filing, discovered by Patenty Apple shows a pair of eyeglasses, with camera and display builtin.

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The patent describes a "dual-mode" display that packs several cameras (both user-facing and environment facing), and a couple of lenses. "The one or more user facing cameras are oriented towards the user, and can track the direction of the user's gaze". These lenses, according to the patent, "can be prescription lenses, photosensitive lenses, sunglass-lenses, etc". Having cameras pointed at the user and at the environment is what will help Essential implement augmented reality applications. After all, the popularity of similar AR glasses like Google Glass has dropped off rather significantly recently, with most of the attention shifting to AR and VR headsets.

Essential may be looking to sit on this patent until the right time, too. The Verge explained that the AR capability of the Essential Smart Glasses may be used in situations such as product price matching. Maybe by the time Rubin and the rest of Essential perfects its smart glasses, there will be more interest on such device.

While Google Glass didn't take off, Andy Rubin might have a better product to offer.

In a Wired interview, Rubin said that the Google Glass failed because the world wasn't ready for it, and it wasn't because the product itself was bad. Perhaps that's what Essential hopes to do with this smart glasses project.

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