Specialized Spectacle

As the demand for wearable tech increases, eyewear tech becomes specialized

Implications - The popularity of Google Glass has piqued consumer interest in eyewear tech, which has resulted in a plethora of brands releasing specialized versions of smart glasses. As the varieties fill niche market segments to reach specific consumers, this shift signifies a preference for hyper-personalized conveniences as opposed to 'one size fits all' solutions.
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