Google Glass may be getting the “We need to move your desk” treatment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eventually buy Google Glass.
Or, rather, something that appears to be a blatant copycat of it.
While covering the International CES a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across Cool Glass, a pair of “intelligent glasses” that looked strikingly like Google’s own techie face computer.
Cool Glass, according to a pamphlet I picked up from the company’s booth, “integrates with basic telecommunication functions” and allows “taking pictures, recording videos, voice-controlled calling … location-based services, augmented reality,” and more.
Alto Tech, the Beijing-based maker of Cool Glass, said the product will only cost $300 to $400 when it ships this spring. (The real Google Glass costs $1500.)
However, these will only be available in China. Also, they’re not actually Google Glass. Also, even if they were, I probably still wouldn’t want to wear them.
This is hardly the first Google Glass copycat, nor was it the most egregious ripoff at CES. See photo below:
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.