But the core capabilities of a Google Glass-like device – capturing hands-free photos, video, and audio in realtime, and instantly sharing it with others – may appeal more to blue collar businesses than to ordinary consumers. The first product from Nashville, Tennessee-based startup XO Eye Technologies and five years in the making, XOne is a set of safety glasses designed to bring skilled labor jobs into the future. The glasses look like safety equipment designed by Daft Punk – solid, ruggedized shiny, plastic frames housing colorful, flickering LEDs and releasing a disconcerting amount of heat from the left side. The also lack the most eye-catching feature of Google Glass, a tiny cubic screen that sits in front of a lens.
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XOne brings Google Glass-like interactivity to safety glasses