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These glasses could be the future of drone pilotingEpson says its Android-powered OLED smart specs would be perfect for getting a drone's-eye-view. We show you how it works.
[MUSIC] [INAUDIBLE] Could be the future of drone piloting, is the Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses. Let's take a look. Let's start by explaining a little bit about how these work. Hidden in the panels in the side here, are tiny OLED displays. You can see a disembodied version of that tiny, tiny screen Appear. Now the image from those tunnels is found around the front to the squarish looking areas here, and what that means is that you get a hovering transparent screen in the center of your field of view when you put them on. That's a little hard, unfortunately to show on video, but I can say that when you're wearing these things, the image is pretty impressive. It's very sharp and there a pleasant transparency to the image as well that feels very futuristic. This is Minority Report cell tech. There are a bunch of different applications you could have for this. But what I think is possibly the most exciting is the idea of using it pilot your drone. So if you have a drone that has a camera, you could pop these on, hook it up. And then when you're flying your robots around, you'll be able to see what it sees, which makes it easier to frame up those amazing It's gonna be out late 2016. Now, unlike some other smart glasses in the past, like Google Glass, I don't think these are really intended to be worn around with you every day. It's more like, you would put them on when you're going to do a systemic task, like piloting a drone. On the front here, that's a five megapixel front facing camera. Inside, it's powered by an Intel Atom x5 processor and it's running Android version 5.1 It's all what you see on screen. You'll be using this remote. So it's not especially stylish, I have to say, but every year these things get slightly skinnier, slightly slimmer, slightly better looking. So, yeah, look, I think it's positive these augmented-reality glasses. That's all for now. Check out cnet.com/nwc for much more.