A Japenese tech company’s answer to Google Glass has a lot of rad abilities, like translating written text and recognizing faces.
But it’s hard to focus on anything but the clunky, Star Trek-y look of NTT Docomo’s Intelligent Glass. Frankly, it makes Google Glass wearers look positively chic.
What’s that? You’ve developed a pair of computerized glasses that allow you to take pictures, record video, pull up directions, send messages and make calls all with a few simple voice commands? Well, that sounds lame.
Freelance tech journalist Ron Miller was excited to sign up for the Google Glass Explorers program, which delivers a beta version of the device to users at the steep price of $1,500. But when he finally got a chance to try out Glass, he wasn’t blown away the way he thought he might be. Toggling through a carousel menu was tiresome, and its functionality is pretty limited at the moment. So, Mr. Miller decided to return the device.