Say goodbye to the days of bulky headsets and wrap-around microphones. In documents filed with The Federal Communication Commission, we find that Google Glass is thinking outside the box when determining how to transmit audio to the user.
Instead of requiring the user to wear some sort of headphones, Google Glass will transmit audio by vibrating the bones in the user’s head. The documents state that Google Glass will have an “integral vibrating element that provides audio to the user via contact with the user’s head”.
While everyone is curious to see how well this technology will actually work, the intention is well thought out. Google Glass will be used to provide real time directions in many applications. Freeing up user’s ears will eliminate any risks associated with not being able to hear what is going on around them. This will be especially useful for drivers, bikers and runners.
Keep your eyes (and ears) open for this device to launch in 2014 with a price tag of around $1500.