Epson, best known for their printers and projectors, are moving into the hazardous world of portable, wearable displays as they begin shipping their Moverio BT-100 headset stateside.
Powered by Android, the glasses use micro projection and a trackpad to display and navigate the onscreen menu system and access videos and other digital content stored onboard. Both 1GB of integrated storage and microSD cards can be used to access your media through the Moverio BT-100.
Giving the same effect as viewing an 80-inch screen, the glasses also come with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a rechargeable battery good for about 6 hours use.
However, the feature that most sets the glasses apart from other wearable displays is the fact that the specs are transparent. Images appear to hover over the real-world, meaning you could (in theory, with great difficulty) go for a walk and watch a movie at the same time. Depending on the quality of the projected image, there’s obvious application here for augmented reality features through the Android OS built-in here.
Rounding off the list of features are Adobe Flash support, Dolby Mobile surround sound delivered through the connected, detachable earphones, and side-by-side 3D content support.
Available direct from Epson, the Moverio BT-100 costs $699.99.