Luxottica Group, the company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglass brands has partnered with Google to make connected eyewear similar to Google Glass. This is a massive milestone for Glass program that been exclusive to members of Explorer program and have paid USD 1500 for the eyewear.
Most probably the Ray-Ban and Oakley will add style to the technology and make it more friendly to the consumers. Also this way the search engine giant will have access to Luxottica’s 5,000 retail locations to distribute the new eyewear.
Andrea Guerra, CEO of Luxottica Group, said
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Google, and are proud to be once again setting the pace in the eyewear industry, as we have been, with more than 50 years of excellence.
We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in our industry and answering the evolving needs of consumers on a global scale.
Official design is not yet available but will be disclosed at a later stage. Google will also be launching consumer version of Glass sometime in 2014.
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