For use by developers in testing and creation of applications for SmartEyeglass
©2015 Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan
Read this guide first.
Describes initial preparation such as charging and connecting.
Reference Guide (this manual)
Describes safety precautions or specifications.
Help Guide (instruction manual)
Provides details about the device's function or how to use the
device. Help Guide is available on a smartphone or computer.
Before operating the device, please read this guide thoroughly and retain it for
The serial number is located inside the temple of the device.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. SED-E1
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
ē Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
ē Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
ē Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
ē Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are
associated with using low power wireless devices. There is no proof, however, that
these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power Wireless devices
emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the microwave range while being
used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects (by heating tissue),
exposure of low-level RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known
adverse health effects. Many studies of low-level RF exposures have not found any
biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might
occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional research.
SmartEyeglass (SED-E1) has been tested and found to comply with FCC radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio
frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines.
Observe the following cautions, as there may be a risk of heat generation, fire, or
*Lithium-ion battery is built into the product.
ē Charge the product by the designated charging method.
ē Do not place the product in or near fire, or put the product in a microwave.
ē Do not leave the product in a car in hot weather.
ē Do not store or use the product in a hot and humid place such as in a sauna bath.
ē Do not disassemble, crush or pierce the product.
ē Do not expose the product to excessive shock such as dropping from a high place.
ē Do not expose the product to high temperatures above 60 °C (140 °F).
ē Keep the product dry.
Dispose of the product appropriately.
Charge the product by the designated charging method in the instruction manual.
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even
Observe the following cautions.
ē Do not disassemble.
ē Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on it.
ē Do not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the
ē Do not expose to high temperature above 60 °C (140 °F) such as in direct sunlight
or in a car parked in the sun.
ē Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
ē Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
ē Do not replace the battery with an incorrect type.
ē Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
ē Keep the battery pack dry.
ē Dispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions.
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries,
call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.call2recycle.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
For the state of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See
Perchlorate Material : Lithium battery contains perchlorate
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from
the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those countries where it is legally
enforced, mainly in the countries EEA (European Economic Area).
ˎ Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, fatigue, nausea, or
motion sickness) when using the device. Sony recommends that all viewers take
regular breaks while using the device. The length and frequency of necessary
breaks will vary from person to person. You must decide what works best. Please
use at your own discretion. If you experience any discomfort, you should stop
using the device until the discomfort ends; consult a doctor if you believe
necessary. This product is not intended for use by children, therefore, children
should not use it.
ˎ Avoid using the device in vehicles or environments where strong vibrations or
strong acceleration may occur, because there is a higher possibility that you
ˎ If you experience any discomfort on your skin, you should stop using the device;
consult a doctor or visit the Customer Support website (shown at the end of this
manual) to consult with a Sony representative, if you believe necessary.
ˎ Do not look directly at the sun or a strong light through the device even if the
supplied dark filter is applied. This may cause visual impairment or blindness.
ˎ Do not use this device near medical equipment. Radio waves may affect cardiac
pacemakers and other electronic medical equipment. Do not use the device in
crowded places such as trains or in medical facilities.
ˎ The device has a controller that emits radio waves. Therefore, people with medical
equipment, such as cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators, will not be able to use
ˎ The nameplate and important information concerning safety are located under
the clip on the rear of the controller.
ˎ Do not use the device while driving or operating a car, motorcycle, motorized
bicycle, ship, boat, train, aircraft, any other vehicle or heavy machinery. It may be a
cause of an accident or it may be against the law.
ˎ Pay attention to your surroundings, such as traffic and road surface conditions,
ˎ When using the device, give your eyes a chance to adjust to the change in view.
Pay careful attention to your surroundings while wearing the device.
ˎ Pay attention to your surroundings when shooting images with the camera.
ˎ This device has built-in wireless capability (Bluetooth® function and wireless LAN
function). Microwaves emitted from this device may affect the operation of other
devices. Do not use this device in the following locations.
ˋin medical facilities such as hospitals
ˋin crowded places such as a crowded train
ˋnear automatic control equipment such as automatic doors and fire alarm
If there are any problems, do not use the wireless function. Turn off the device
immediately in the case of an emergency.
ˎ The wireless communication function of this device is only used in the country/
region where you purchased the device.
On photos and copyright
ˎ You should only take photos in environments where you are permitted to do so.
You should always get permission from your subject before taking photos.
ˎ Various countries have laws regulating taking photos of people or things. It is your
responsibility to make sure you comply with applicable laws when using the
ˎ Television programs, films, videotapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provisions of the
No compensation for damaged content or recording failure
ˎ Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or loss or damage of recorded
content due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
ˎ Do not place the device in any of the following locations:
ˋWhere the temperature is extremely high or low
ˋNear heat sources
ˋA place subject to direct sunlight, moisture, excessive dust, or excessive
ˋIn a car with closed windows (especially during the summer)
ˋA sandy place
ˋA place which causes the device to distort or malfunction
ˎ This device may not be able to be used by people whose interpupillary distance is
outside the 54.5mm (2 1/4 in) to 72.5mm (2 7/8 in) range.
ˎ If you are not able to use the device even if you adjust the nose pads, visit the
Customer Support website (shown at the end of this manual) to consult with a
ˎ The displayed images appear to be about 8 meters away. You will not be able to
see these images clearly if you cannot see subjects that are 8 meters away clearly
with the naked eye or contact lenses. Also, you may not be able to see these
images clearly with bifocal contact lenses.
ˎ Note that you may feel like the display is dazzling when your surroundings
ˎ There may be a difference between the image shot with the camera of the device
and the actual subject, or there may be a difference in the uniformity of the
brightness in images.
ˎ The device's camera comes with a fixed focus system and it may be difficult to
focus on close subjects.
ˎ If the controller of the device is too close to a smartphone, photo data
transmission and wireless LAN communication may not be available. In such a
case, use the controller at a distance from the smartphone.
ˎ If the whole displayed image turns green, even if you change to another
application, the device may have malfunctioned. Visit the Customer Support
website (shown at the end of this manual) to consult with a Sony representative.
ˎ Do not use the device in a location subject to water, smoke, steam, or excessive
dust. Use in such a location may cause fire or electric shock.
ˎ Do not use the device during extreme exercise.
ˎ Align the connected USB cable properly. If the cable gets caught in your legs or
other parts of your body, it may cause the device to fall down or may cause you to
On handling the product
ˎ To prevent accidental swallowing of the device parts, do not put them in your
ˎ Do not burn or put the device in fire.
ˎ Do not dispose of the device with household waste. As the lithium-ion
rechargeable battery is built-in to the device, there may be a risk of heat
generation, fire, or explosion due to shock or pressure during collecting waste.
When disposing of the device, first remove the lithium-ion rechargeable battery
from the device according to the instructions in "When disposing of the device" of
this manual (back side), then follow your local environmental laws and guidelines.
ˎ Subjecting the device to excessive shock or force may cause the display to
become skewed. Using the device with a skewed display may cause eye strain.
Check the device following the instructions of "Confirming Screen Alignment" in
the Help Guide (Web manual). If you confirm that the display is skewed, visit the
Customer Support website (shown at the end of this manual) to consult with a
ˎ The operating temperature of the device is from 5°C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F). Do not
use the device in an environment outside the operating temperature.
ˎ Charge the battery in an environment with an ambient temperature of 10°C to
30°C (50 °F to 86 °F). The charging efficiency may decrease in an environment
outside this temperature.
ˎ The device is not waterproof. Keep liquids away from the device. Special care
should be taken when using the device in rainy, snowy, or humid locations, and in
a perspiring environment. Please do not let the device fall into water, such as a
bathtub or washbasin. Handling the device with wet hands may cause a
malfunction or shock.
ˎ Do not subject the product to a shock of any kind. Doing so may break the glass
and cause an injury due to broken pieces. If the glass breaks, stop using
immediately and do not handle any broken glass with bare hands, and especially
without proper protection.
ˎ Do not wind the cable of the controller around the eyewear or controller. It may
cause a malfunction.
ˎ Do not disassemble or alter the device. Doing so may cause a malfunction or
electrical shock. To change the rechargeable battery, or to inspect or repair the
device's interior, visit the Customer Support website (shown at the end of this
manual) to consult with a Sony representative.
ˎ Do not insert liquid such as water into the device. Do not use the device in a
location where the device is exposed to water or moisture. Do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the device. If any liquid gets inside the device,
stop using the device immediately and visit the Customer Support website (shown
at the end of this manual) to consult with a Sony representative.
ˎ Do not insert a foreign object in the terminal. The terminal may short out and
cause the device to malfunction.
ˎ While the device is charging or running, do not cover the device with cloth or do
not put the device where heat release is blocked, such as on a blanket, carpet, or
in a bookcase or built-in cabinet. This may cause a fire and electric shock, or
distortion of the device.
ˎ Do not hold the controller in your hand for a long time. It may cause low-
temperature burns or blisters. People with sensitive skin should be particularly
ˎ Pay attention not to damage or poke your eye with the tip of the temple when
putting on or removing the device. Also, be careful not to pinch your fingers in the
ˎ When the air is dry, you may feel pain and tingling in your ears and nose. This is
not a malfunction of the device. It is due to static electricity stored in the human
body. If you dress in clothes made of natural materials, static electricity may be
ˎ When charging or using for a long periods of time, the temperature of the device
may rise. This is not a malfunction.
ˎ There may be slightly defective pixels or bright dots in the displayed images. This
is not a malfunction.
ˎ If the device will not be used for an extended period, the duration of the
rechargeable battery may shorten. Repeating discharging and charging of the
battery a few times makes the duration sufficient.
ˎ If the device will not be used for an extended period, recharge the battery every
six months to eliminate battery degradation.
ˎ If you do not use the device for a long time, it may take longer to charge.
ˎ When the operation time with a fully charged rechargeable battery becomes
almost half of what it originally was, the battery has probably worn out. For
information about replacing the battery, visit the Customer Support website
(shown at the end of this manual) to consult with a Sony representative.
ˎ Handle the device carefully to avoid smears or scratches. If the display becomes
dirty, wipe it gently with a soft lens cleaning cloth.
ˎ Do not use sprays or aerosols with flammable gas for cleaning and lubrication.
Using these objects on the device may cause an explosion or fire due to sparks
from contact with the switch or static electricity, or contact with hot parts.
ˎ Do not use liquid solutions, such as lens cleaning fluid, water, or alcohol-based
ˎ Do not rinse the device with liquids such as water.
ˎ Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner or other cleaning equipment. If the device gets
wet, stop using immediately.
If you have any questions or problems concerning this device that are not covered in
this manual, Startup Guide, or Help Guide (Web manual), please visit the Customer
Support website (shown at the end of this manual) to consult with a Sony