Watch Out, Google: Oakley's Developing Connected Glasses, Too

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OCFRED

Oakley is a premium brand, they have always provided excellent service and I would be wearing a piratical eye patch today if they made junk. Google now has Motorola, which does hardware brilliantly though nothing with optics. What I could see is collaboration of both parties strengths to overcome mutual weaknesses so end users win. I'm sure knockoffs will trickle down to the masses eventually but just like Apple anything good goes $500+ in perpetuity with above average resale residuals (value).

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NcOle

It would be nice if they could work together and create an awesome pair of connected glasses.

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Zoandar

Oakley could "go fruit" on Google and sue them with the claim that Oakley "inwented" the technology (ala Chekov) and use the settlement money to fund their own project.

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Walnut

In other words: "We have no chance of competing against Google, but hey, look, we had the idea first."

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MaxPower99w

Why would you want your sensitive information floating out of your pocket and up to your face via Bluetooth?

Why not just hold a big ass sign that says "Look at me, i have these great glasses. Please intercept my Bluetooth transmissions!"

How much is a bit?

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Sorian

It would be easier for a would-be thief to steal the phone then trying to jack a Bluetooth signal.

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Brad Chacos

Re: "How much is a bit more expensive?" It's not clear. From the Bloomberg interview:

Early versions of the product would not be cheap, Baden said

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