I'd love to see a pair of these. It, or something like it, probably has more to do with the future of computing than does today's smartphone. The biggest issue is probably battery life. The electronics of a typical smartphone aren't a whole lot bigger than these things appear to be, but the batteries definitely are.
Other than the battery, the big question in my mind doesn't have anything to do with the technology. I'm very interested to learn about the distraction factor. Even though the display if completely head's up, the act of concentrating on a device can still cause significant distraction. For example, some studies have indicated that even a hands free phone will distract a driver.
How much value to the vendor does feedback from the developers regarding the product interface and functionality provide? Beyond the developers need to have a device in order to perfect their applications, does their feedback result in improvements to the documentation or marketing strategies?
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