A new report by WSJ claims Microsoft is testing a new web-connected eyewear product that is similar to Google's Glass.
A person familiar with Microsoft's project said the company has asked several component makers in Asia to supply cameras and other key components for eyewear prototypes. The person cautioned the device may never reach mass production.
The test shows Microsoft is keeping close tabs on the emerging market for "wearable" technology gear, which includes bracelets that detect how much people exercise, wristwatches that replicate some features of smartphones, and more out-there ideas like tattoos to log people onto their computing devices. Market-research firm ABI Research expects annual sales of wearable devices will reach 485 million units by 2018.