Gadget Show Live 2013: Sunnycam demonstrates £99 HD recording eyewear
With smart glasses like Google Glass and wearable fitness devices set to hit 70 million sales by 2017 according to a report from Juniper, one company that is hoping to get in on the action is Sunnycam. At this year's…
Epson starts shipping Moverio BT-100 Android glasses headset
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…
3D Aviator specs now available for the vain…ahem…"fashion conscious" at Cineworld
If headaches and poorly tagged on depth effects aren't bad enough, 3D cinema showings also rely on those horrible glasses that make you look like a cross between Roy Orbision and Dame Edna Everage. Thankfully, you're in a room full…
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…
Silhouette Virtual Mirror app headed to iPhone
Rimless eye wear specialists Silhouette are releasing a brand new app for the iPhone. The Virtual Mirror app will let you try out a load of different glasses styles by overlaying them onto a picture of yourself. If you're having…
Samsung begin mass producing 3D TV panels
Samsung have today announced that they are the first company to begin mass production of panels for both LED and LCD 3D TV's. 40, 46, and 55 inch full HD 3D Tvs using "3D Active Glasses" and 240Hz technology were…
Could 3D Blu-ray be ready by summer 2010? Nvidia think so
Nvidia's PR manager for the UK and Northern Europe, Ben Berraondo, has announced that 3D Blu-ray movies may be availalbe from as early as summer 2010. Berraondo confirmed that after months of heated talks, the Blu-ray Association had finally settled…
Vuzix Wrap 920AV audiovisual goggles – the full, actually quite awesome, details
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.
Next-gen Vuzix VR glasses will be unveiled at CES
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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Vuzix announces widescreen virtual reality glasses
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.