Consumers can now purchase a pair of smart glasses for $1,000.
Dubbed the first commercially available "Smart Glasses," the Vuzix M100 started shipping on Tuesday, according to the company. The first models off the line are going to registered developers and others who already ordered the product. But the M100 also is now available for preorder with a promised ship date of two to four weeks.
Described by Vuzix as a hands-free wearable computer, the device offers a monocular 16:9 full-color display that floats an image in or near your line of vision. Vuzix compares the … Read more
Google Glass may be the only big wearable eyepiece in town, but most people can't even get their hands on one. For the rest, maybe the Vuzix M100 can be an interesting alternative. Or, maybe, Vuzix can even offer aspects Glass doesn't.
I've seen the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses before, at CES 2013 in January. The headset made an appearance at the Wearable Tech Expo in New York City this week. Its capabilities aren't exactly the same as Glass', and neither is the build; instead of a metal visor with a transparent eyepiece attached, the M100'… Read more
LAS VEGAS--Cyborgs, meet your gear. The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses, a wearable Bluetooth/Wi-Fi headpiece with a built-in HD camera and WQVGA floating eyepiece display, are on hand to try out at CES 2013. Previously seen in nonworking prototype form at the end of last year, the M100 Smart Glasses will run on Android and eventually iOS and be available by summer 2013 (fall for iOS, pending app approval).
"It would feel like you're looking at a screen the size of your phone, but the image floats out in space," Vuzix President and Chief Executive Paul Travers … Read more
Sure, the idea of augmented reality has some appeal.
Overlaid on your view of the real world, your Net-connected glasses show navigation instructions, prompt you with the name of the person you're talking to, and run an ad-blocker app to turn billboards into wallpaper with soothing nature photos. And with one display for each eye, you see in 3D, so you can turn the outisde world into an immersive videogame.
The only problem is that you look like a total dork walking around with bulky electronic devices stuck to your face.
Vuzix, which sells such products, says it's … Read more
Here we go again with another installment of the Crave Giveaway of the Week. This week's gadget: The Vuzix AV310 wearable display.
How's it work? Well, you connect your iPod, iPhone, or portable DVD player to it with the included cable, strap this puppy on, and your small video screen is magically transformed into a large, 16:9, wide-screen home theater with a virtual 52-inch display (as seen from 9 feet). It may not have the highest resolution (read: the screen isn't supersharp), but there's a certain novelty to the whole apparatus--and it's sure to … Read more
The 3D hype that has occasionally surrounded movies and video games is now coming to anear you.
Vuzix on Thursday announced that its 3D glasses are now compatible with the iPhone, but it won't be cheap to get in on the 3D action.
The iPhone-compatible Vuzix iWear AV230XL is now available for $199. For people who happen to already have Vuzix 3D eyewear, the company is also selling a cable for $39.95 that will make other models work with the iPhone.
There's little doubt that as we inch closer to the technological singularity, video-enabled glasses will play a part. Unfortunately, manufacturers have yet to produce a pair that don't make you look like a complete idiot, and bionic eye camera implants still seem a ways off.
Luckily, the folks at Vuzix must have grown tired of all the Geordi La Forge jokes, as their latest pair of video glasses look astonishingly normal. While there's no guarantee that the Vuzix Wrap 920AV won't induce muffled laughter from everyone around you, they do promise to combine virtual reality capabilities … Read more