At the CES show last week in Las Vegas, many were surprised to learn that Google's Glass project has some very high-profile competition: Verizon's Golden-i voice-controlled augmented reality glasses.
The device features high-speed mobile internet, a 14-megapixel camera and gesture control capabilities, so the image moves around as you move your head. It runs a version of Android and supports Verizon's 3G/4G/LTE, so you could take it pretty much anywhere.
The best part of Verizon's Golden-i? The fact that it exists at all. The glasses will be available in about a year, Verizon predicts, pushing Google even more to make their glasses mainstream and user-friendly. In the end, consumers will win from this competition -- and end up with an exciting, innovative device that will actually add to our everyday lives.