Sony’s Google Glass rival SmartEyeglass goes on sale

sonySony is making a pass at Google Glass, announcing that a developer edition of the Sony SmartEyeglasshigh-tech specs are available to order now — and they’re cheaper than Glass, even if they’re nowhere near as elegant.

The SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 is the first set of smart glasses from Sony to go on sale. They are available from March in the US, the UK, Germany and Japan for $840, £520, €670 or 100,000 yen, and pre-orders are open today in the UK and Germany.

They’ll also be on sale to business customers in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. No Australian prices or details were announced but the UK price converts to around AU$1,020.  More