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The Epson Moverio BT-300

Seeing another perspective

Going clear

Always camera ready

Extra equipment

Comfortable and lightweight

Tether together

Control in your hands

And of course, drones

Hours of wear

Style it up

A high price to pay

At Mobile World Congress, Epson demoed its latest smart glasses, the Moverio BT-300. Twenty percent lighter than its predecessor, the device uses an OLED screen to project images in front of your eyes.

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Although a bit dorky looking, the glasses let users watch videos, view diagrams and apps, and control VR content.

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The glasses beam an image into your vision that looks rather lovely, and there's a translucency to the picture that gives the picture a sci-fi feel. Black areas of the "display" will come through as completely transparent.

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On the front is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera to capture photos.

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The glasses feature a wired controller and an Android 5.1-powered base unit.

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Its nose pad is now made out of silicon for a much more comfortable fit.

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A closer look at the glasses' wired tether.

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You'll need a physical controller to navigate the headset.

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The Moverio BT-300 can be used to control drones, and it's powered by a quad-core Intel Atom X5 processor and t


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The device's battery life has also been improved and extended to up to six hours.

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A few different design configurations and options were also displayed.

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Unlike other Epson glasses, the Moverio BT-300 is aimed for the consumer market instead of enterprise. It will be available in October 2016 for a pricey 800 Euros (or $885, £625, AU$1,230). For more info on new wearables, check out CNET's full coverage of MWC 2016.

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