- Oct 3, 2008
Every day I used my phone for about 50 minutes whilst walking, and during that time I go in out and out of shaded/sunny areas, and in that use case it can be somewhat useful. I don't imagine many people would have this same behaviour with their Pyra (in fact not many people even do it with their mobile!).
This is why I think that Google completely missed the mark on Glass. They tried to make it a stand-alone augmented reality device with camera, battery and CPU too. For people walking, all we really want/need is an inobtrusive head mounted display/headphones that clip to or are part of sunglass frames with wires down to the MHL or HDMI port on the phone or device.
IMHO Google Glass had a great display methodology - it was the rest of the device that got in the way that was a failure.
If someone made a monitor/display only clip-onto-glasses display wand that had a microHDMI for signal and a USB 2.0 for motion tracking mouse and power, but nothing else - I'd be in for that.