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. 



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

2. Diego!

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

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

9. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I feel ya!

3. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 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

4. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Finally! A goggles that blows up in your face.

10. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Indeed my good sir!

5. zombiewolf115

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

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

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

12. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

7. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

13. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 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?

14. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

17. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I only bash samsung sir

16. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 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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