ALONGSIDE THE launch of the P30 range on Tuesda, Huawei's Richard Yu had the classic 'just one more thing' for us (this was especially annoying as we were all desperate for a wee after two hours of hearing about cameras).
The tech giant has teamed up with Korean fashion brand Gentle Monster to release a pair of smart glasses, that actually look like glasses.
The reveal that gently dissed Snapchat's version for its fuglyness and showed that the companies' approach is based around fashion rather than cutting edge tech.
Or, to put it another way, they're not really smart glasses at all.
The glasses have dual mics and dual speakers that allow you to interact with a smart assistant, take calls or listen to music. What they don't have, however, is a camera, or a head-up display.
In other words, they're a Bluetooth headset built into a pair of glasses. Whoop-whoop.
A button recessed in the bridge of the glasses allows you to control the assistant and to answer phone calls, though we imagine a facepalm gesture will be similarly effective.
As with all such products, there's the obvious problem that they're not much use in the dark and you'll look a complete jerk if you try to wear them when it's raining. Clearly, it's not been thought through for the European market, particularly Wales.
Gentle Monster already has its fans, mind you with Jessica Alba, Beyonce and Kendall Jenner all self-confessed fans, whilst Tilda Swinton has collaborated on a range of eyewear with the brand.
Powered by a 2,200mAh battery with wireless or USB-C charging and an IP57 dust/water rating, the Huawei x Gentle Monster Glasses will be available this summer, price to be announced later.
Given that Gentle Monster sunglasses are already around the £200 mark for a pair, don't hold your breath for them turning up cheap in Peacocks. μ
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