Vuzix Blade is a pair of glasses with Amazon Alexa
The Vuzix Blade are augmented reality devices.
They have one display that floats here in my eye and there's a touchpad on the side, so it's kind of like Google Glass.
But these also connect with Amazon Alexa, so when you have voice control You can tap in all sorts of services they would normally use say to control things in your smart home or around your home.
Here at this convention hall apparently the connection isnt working so we can't even test that but its suppose to work.
The display allows you to browse a couple of games, theres Firefox on here, theres a tank demo.
There's some music and other controls.
You're meant to pair bluetooth headphones to this.
This doesn't have audio, but it does have microphones.
And the idea of this is really to explore not just the head's up display, but how voice AI works with something like smart glasses.
So I can shoot, and I can see it right now, it's floating right here in my eye.
And I can turn around and I can And I can shoot things while having the image float here.
It's floating perfectly right in front of you but in a little square screen on this eye, and I can tap and control it here and shoot tanks.
There's also a camera on the Vuzix Blade, so I can look around See what I'm shooting, and tap, just like Google Glass.
It's like Google Glass returns.
In order to navigate, you swipe and you tap.
Or you could use two fingers to exit back to the main menu.
It's not meant to be an immersive experience, like augmented reality and mixed reality, you might have been seeing recently, that's similar to VR.
This is really a heads up display so it's about that big in my eye.
Amazon's opened up Alexa to work with a lot of things wearable and even in smart glasses so you can probably expect a lot more things like the Blade to come in the future.
But this is the first one in a pair of smart glasses that we've seen.
And the Blade is not gonna be cheap but it's gonna be available soon.
First to developers And then it's others who might wanna dive in and try using voice controls with augmented reality in a heads-up smartglass for whatever reasons they want.
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