$230 Google Glass by Shenzhen Topsky, Android 4.3, Kopin 640×400, Ingenic

Posted by Charbax – October 15, 2015

Topsky is the only supplier of headmounted micro-display based devices that I have seen at Hong Kong tradeshows who may be able to provide a Google Glass like experience starting at $230 per unit for a 100-unit minimum order quantity. The only negative things about it is the Ingenic MIPS dual-core processor (instead of using Rockchip or Allwinner ARM solutions), and the software is "not yet" provided by Google, this doesn't run Google Glass UI, it doesn't run Android Wear UI, it runs Topsky's custom UI on top of Android, which looks good, but is not quite the same as having Google's support. What could happen though, is Google people watch this video and contact Topsky below, or maybe some hackers get it and improve it somehow. I look forward to try it out some more to see about the voice-control capabilities, if it hooks into Google Now yet or some other voice command Android app, and how in general it may or may not manage to use any other Android app that may work good for this user interface. My dream is still (since CeBIT 2005) to live-stream from my face and see a live chat from anyone watching about which questions to ask the people that I interview in 4K. Crucial for this "vision" is for affordable Google Glass type devices to become available. These need to be mass produced, the price can be lowered further, then the software platform should be open and fully supported by Google and by everyone! Let's make headmounted computing happen!

You can contact Topsky here (thanks for telling them you watched my video!)
Sofia Huang, Sales Manager
sofia@hktopsky.com
Mobile: +86 15815527996
Skype: sofiatopsky