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Tech Talk: Check out this $400 Google Glass competitor

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 19 at 1:20 PM

HOUSTON –- Watch out, Google Glass. One company says it’s developing a little competition for you, and its price tag is a lot smaller.

Just like Google Glass, “Glass Up” is a pair of funky looking eyeglasses that display text messages, e-mails, directions, etc. right in front of your face as you walk around.

You can watch the full demo video here:

The wearable computer links up to your smartphone, and you can even customize it to show Facebook messages, Tweets, and much more.

Google Glass costs $1,500, but Glass Up costs $400. So what is the cheaper option missing? It doesn’t have a color display, and the $299 version doesn't have a camera. But for many people, just having the augmented reality with needed information is enough to make it very cool.

The company that’s developing Glass Up says they hope to have it out in early 2014. It’s raising money right now online, and you can invest/make your pre-order right now.

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