Chinese computing giant Lenovo has revealed its rival to Google Glass. In an attempt to get an edge over the U.S. firm, Lenovo’s product comes equipped with a neck worn battery. One of Glass’s problems is that of a short battery life. The Lenovo product, which has yet to be named, comes equipped with a separate power device that is worn around the wearer’s neck. The news comes from a statement made by Chen Xudong, Lenovo’s senior vice president, and reported in PC World Magazine. Lenovo would not provide any further information on the specs or features of it smart glasses. There is one snag withe new device, and this could possibly lead to a legal dispute. According to TechRadar, the new device looks almost identical to the Explorer edition of the Google Glass released earlier this year.
Lenovo is no stranger to technology. In 2013 the Chinese firm overtook HP as the world’s biggest seller of PCs. In the longer term, Lenovo aims to team up, and even invest in technology companies that work on products beyond PCs and smartphones. The company wants this to be via its the “NBD” (or “new bench”) platform. With this idea, objects all around us – be it smartphones, fridges, toasters or thermostats – would each be connected to the Internet, creating a so-termed “Internet of All Things”.