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Xiaomi unveils Smart Glasses—a wearable concept device


Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has announced on its website the development of a wearable concept device called Xiaomi Smart Glasses. The device is shaped like regular eyeglasses and is meant to be used as a standalone device, not as a smartphone peripheral.

In its announcement, Xiaomi notes that by creating a pair of smart eyeglasses, the company is seeking to produce a device to replace the smartphone—one that does not require being carried around in a pocket or holster. Other similar devices have notably been focused on adding functionality to smartphones, such as augmented reality. The new eyeglasses from Xiaomi, in contrast, are meant to give wearers smartphone capabilities, such as reading email, taking pictures and responding to voice calls, but without a phone. Xiaomi has not abandoned the idea of offering AR applications though—their eyeglasses come with an app that helps guide users while driving and another ...


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