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Samsung gets patent for Google Glass competitor

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Samsung gets patent for Google Glass competitor

There have been rumors that Samsung is working on a Google Glass competitor, and may even be working with Google on such a product. Now we have a bit of proof that Samsung is working on some sort of glasses wearable with a new patent granted by the Korean Patent Office. This device has not yet been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The patent is for a pair of "sports glasses" similar in design to a smartglass patent obtained by Microsoft a while back (also similar in design to many different sports glasses on the market). Samsung's glasses also show similarities to Google Glass with transparent or translucent frames, control buttons on the side, and what appears to be a display and camera coming from that. The inside of the frame has a pair of built-in earphones. The glasses could be paired with a smartphone to display information or extend controls, and the pair earphones would allow for listening to music or receiving phone calls. 

Oddly, the Samsung patent shows wires coming from each ear piece and connecting in the back. One image looks like a headphone jack and another like a USB plug. Of course, this being a patent, there are no guarantees that this will be the final design, or even close to it. But, it does give a bit of an idea as to what Samsung has been working on. 


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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:45 4

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So far I like Google Glass better than anything else that has surfaced. Only time will tell.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:47 3

2. Diego! (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I like this design, they could improve it and make a design á la "Selina Kyle / Catwoman goggles" in The Dark Knight Rises and they will have my money! :D

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 11:56

9. Miracles (Posts: 483; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


I feel ya!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:49

3. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


They better strive for comfort. Glass was AMAZINGLY comfortable, and none of these have any hope of competing if that factor isn't there

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:49 6

4. chunky1x (Posts: 230; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Finally! A goggles that blows up in your face.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 11:57 1

10. Miracles (Posts: 483; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Indeed my good sir!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:51

5. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


on the first picture is... is that a square physical button on the side? oh lord

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:09 2

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


people on this site are so biased against samsung!!!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:04

12. a_merryman (Posts: 668; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


How? If their product ends up anything like the one shown above....it will be awful. Calling a bad product bad is perfectly fine to do, you won't hurt the feelings of a multinational corporation.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 10:05 1

7. Reality_Check (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


All 3 pictures look like it's a USB plug in my opinion.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:43

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Kinda like the idea with ear buds on both sides. But nothing can' beat GOOGLE GLASS.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 15:10

13. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


I know this is just a patent design and not a final design but it looks derpy to me. Why embed earbuds? Hopefully it has an adjustable frame. Otherwise the earpods would be completely out of place. And the wire in the back? Who wants to walk around with wires coming out of the back of their head? And will I be required to connect it to a phone I don't have and don't want?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:35

14. Quezdagreat (Posts: 424; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


That's samsung for you, always copying ideas from companies they've worked with smh

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:55

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's Quez for you, bashing anything that isn't Apple.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:13

17. Quezdagreat (Posts: 424; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I only bash samsung sir

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:11

16. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Maybe Samsung should partner w/Oakley or Blue Blockers (or whatever those glasses that old ppl wear) to make a decent design. i'd say leave it to Google for now tho...

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