Smart Eyewear With More Style!
Google is hoping to make its internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. Google Glass is a small stamp-sized screen attached to a pair of eyeglass frames. It can record video, access email, and retrieve information from the web by connecting wirelessly to a user’s mobile phone.
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica SpA, owner of the Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglass brands, said Monday it had agreed to design, develop and distribute new versions of Google’s web-connected eyewear. It’s the latest sign of interest in Google Glass from the eyewear industry, even as consumers remain unsure of the merits of the device.
This new partnership with Luxottica will marry function with a much wider range of styles, elevating Google Glass from its current slightly dorky form. Luxottica said the two groups would work together to create innovative wearable devices for the Glass brand.
No financial terms were disclosed.