In the same vein of smart-phone-glasses, of which I’ve never actually seen anyone voluntarily wearing, a competitor… dramatic pause… scooped Google on the better glasses design. Gasp! Wait, no. It’s actually of no surprise. I’ve tried the Chromebook and realized Google is no innovation pegasus. Sure they can make a search engine and a cell phone platform but they pretty much stink at anything else. I’ve tried.
The next smart-phone-glasses innovator is from a new seeded company called Laforge. The company is in the process of manufacturing Shima, a pair of streamlined glasses more integrated than the clunky giant censor Google sticks on the front of its spectacles. Shima uses a teeny tiny little microchip embedded in the lens itself. The only issue for Laforge, which I am not 100% sure isn't the namesake of the Star Trek weird glasses character, is their concept is still being developed. But the design and funding look promising!