Chipsip Debuted a Google Glass Competitor at CES 2014 (video)

There chipsis wearablewere a thousand and one sights to see at CES 2014, and I missed one of the more interesting ones. A small Chinese OEM called Chipsip came to CES 2014 and they brought their new heads-up display.

Charbax caught up with Chipsip in the Rockchip booth. The Smart Glass wearable from Chipsis is based on a dual-core 1.6GHz Rockchip CPU in an over the ear form factor that isn’t all that much larger than a Google Glass. The prototype includes Bluetooth, Wifi, a camera, and touch, light, and other sensors. Battery life is under 3 hours, which is not bad considering that this is a prototype.

It looks to me like Chipsip adapted the work they have put into the Android-on-stick products they mention on their website. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to confirm that in the video; I’m having trouble streaming it. But I did find the product page on the Chipsis website, and that page says that the Smart Glass runs Android 4.2.2 and can download apps from Google Play.  It can have a screen resolution of 1280×720 – if you want to pay for the expensive projector. Chipsip can also make a cheaper Smart Glass that uses a lower resolution projector – 320 x 480, for example.

Google Glass was a popular item at CES 2014; I saw at least a couple dozen units being worn by bloggers, techies, and digiterati. If Chipsip can offer a cheaper solution the $2500 Google Glass then they are almost certain to find a market.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Paul20 January, 2014

    I was amazed to see two women wearing google glasses at the Fenton St market in Silver Spring a couple of weeks ago. It seemed only appropriate to take a picture of them and post it to Facebook.


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