Try on Iron Man's helmet with new augmented reality app

Iron Man 2 hits UK cinemas on April 30th, and fans looking for a sneak peek should check out the StarkExpo2010.com viral site for some nifty teasers and high-tech concepts. Playboy inventor Tony Stark's gadgets are a tech-head's dream….

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Gerald LynchTry on Iron Man's helmet with new augmented reality app

Video Review: Vuzix Video iWear 920 glasses

Tired of watching videos on a titchy iPod screen? Then take a look at this video review of the Vuzix Video iWear 920 glasses, modelled by Shiny Shiny's Anna. The glasses claim to replicate a 67 inch screen infront…

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Gerald LynchVideo Review: Vuzix Video iWear 920 glasses

CES 2009: Vuzix Wrap 920AVs

At CES 2009, Dan got his hands (or eyes?) on Vuzix’s Wrap 920AVs that I was getting excited about here. They’re every bit as awesome as promised, apparently, but Dan also managed to wheedle out a price from them – they’re looking at $399 (£274), and a ‘summertime’ release (for the US, presumably).

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Duncan GeereCES 2009: Vuzix Wrap 920AVs

Vuzix Wrap 920AV audiovisual goggles – the full, actually quite awesome, details

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We’ve just been given the full details on the Vuzix 920AVs that I posted about on Friday, and gosh, they look more exciting than I had anticipated. Remember how I said that they seemed to be the non-interactive version? They’re not – there’s an option to fit them with a “6-Degree of Freedom tracking sensor and/or Stereo Camera Pair”.

That means that you can mix images from in front of you with virtual content. Imagine looking down a street, and seeing little markers come up from famous buildings saying what they are, or the ultimate Sat-Nav system which can tell which way you’re looking and show you which way to go with a line on the road.

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Duncan GeereVuzix Wrap 920AV audiovisual goggles – the full, actually quite awesome, details

Next-gen Vuzix VR glasses will be unveiled at CES

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You might remember Vuzix from the VR920s that I reviewed back in October. They were bulky, unresponsive, and difficult to configure. These, however, look like a different kettle of fish. Specifically, a kettle of fish shaped like a pair of really nice sunglasses.

As well as the design getting a massive kick up the arse, the new glasses should also feature improved screens with considerably better immersiveness than the older model. The glasses unveiled at CES will be the non-interactive ‘watch-videos-on-your-ipod’ version, but here’s hoping that an interactive gaming model like the VR920 will be released shortly after with the necessary built-in accelerometers.

(via Gadget Lab)

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Duncan GeereNext-gen Vuzix VR glasses will be unveiled at CES

Vuzix announces widescreen virtual reality glasses

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Following on from the VR920s, which I reviewed earlier in the year, Vuzix has just announced a pair of widescreen multimedia glasses – the AV310. Like the others, they sit on your nose, and position two dinky screens in front of your eyes, so it’s like having a massive screen further away. They’ve also announced an upgrade to the AV230XL – their entry level goggles – which upgrades them to OLED displays.

The AV310 is the first commercially available video headset available in widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. It ships with a cable for connecting to your iPod or iPhone, as well as a variety of other devices with TV-Out functionality, including many recent MP3 players. The OLED displays on the AV230XL – and I got to see these myself – look phenomenal. Far brighter and more responsive than LCD displays. Very impressive.

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Duncan GeereVuzix announces widescreen virtual reality glasses