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Hipster-style Google Glass: Made in Spain

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Hipster-style Google Glass: Made in Spain
Photo: Ion Glasses
16:40 CEST+02:00
Google Glass-style technology with a hipster fashion sensibility: that's what two young Spaniards are promising with their intelligent eyewear prototype.

Santiago Ambit and Ricardo Urias have come up with their own Google-glass style wearable computer that allow users to interact with their smartphone or tablet.

The duo's bluetooth-driven ION glasses can alert users — via a mobile phone application —to new emails, texts or social media notifications through a pre-selected light code. 

Other features include the capacity to select music from a nearby MP3 device and remotely activate cameras and video cameras.

The makers claim their intelligent glasses are almost unbreakable as they are made out of TR90, or plastic titanium.

But it's the hipster — or 'gafapasta' — look that could provide the real allure of the technology.

"These are glass frames that you would have chosen to wear," say the pair on their website.

The glasses can also be customized to fit user moods by changing colour of the ION logo, and can even be changed into sunglasses by swapping lenses.

The pair are now hoping to sell 2,000 pairs of glasses via crowdsurfing to start mass production of the glasses.

Prices for early-bird buyers are $79 (€58).

The more sophisticated Google Glass prototypes are currently on sale for €1125 ($1500). 

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