There is no doubt in our mind that Google Glass will be a huge success once they become available to the public, but the design is far from perfect because the strain it will put on one eye, although we know how easy it is for an eye to adjust to its surroundings. However, the biggest issue with Google Glass is how will people who wear prescription glasses be able to use this new device?
Google Glass alternatives — We have already seen a host of crowdfunding projects offering an alternative to Google Glass, such as Telepathy One, and GlassUp, but they are a long way off and in some ways are even less practical. However, we have seen one and it is a sort of Google Glass that uses prescription lenses.
Okay, let’s get the first thing out of the way, and that is the lack of features when compared to the real deal. The device in question is called Ion Glasses and works much the same way as a smartwatch, allowing you to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, which in turn connects to the Ion app.
Because the design is more discreet than Google Glass, people around you will not notice right away that you are wearing a portable device on your head. This can come in handy when you have an incoming call or text when in a place like a library, and so you can choose to ignore it or take it by leaving the library without disturbing anyone around you.
Some of the Ion Glasses features include the ability to see incoming calls, notifications, calendar appointments and emails, controlling music on your phone or even take control of your handset camera.
This might not be the best Google Glass alternative in terms of features, but being able to use prescription lenses makes it one of the better ones. If you visit the Indiegogo website you will see $150,000 is needed for development, and with 48 days to go, only $10,000 has been raised. If you would like to pledge your support then these Ion Glasses will cost $79 or $99 for a sunglasses style. We have to warn the price of your prescription lenses is not included.