Sure there are plenty of non-Google Glass believers who take pleasure in deriding those who dare to wear Google’s Internet-connected glasses. But don’t tell that to following six companies that see a future where smart eyewear is as ubiquitous as smartphones.

What follows are top contenders to Google Glass. Some go on sale this summer, while others – I’d bet – won’t make it out of the labs.

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