Sony’s Google Glass rival will be on sale by the end of March

With all the hype and interest in wearables these past few months, you’d think more companies would be looking to compete with Google’s Glass headset, but up until now that hasn’t really been the case. Sony teased an alternative to Google’s gear in the form of a SmartEyeglass prototype first shown off at CES 2014, which aims to be as versatile as Glass while bettering it in some respects as well. The rather awkward-looking SmartEyeglass is peppered with sensors — there’s an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, and a 3-megapixel camera — and comes with a wire connecting it to an external battery pack equipped with an extra touch sensor and microphone.

Sony is releasing the software development kit for…

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