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A few days back we got our first indication that Amazon Alexa would be heading to smartwatches and headphones later this year. If you thought hat was cool, the first ever Amazon Alexa smart glasses have been announced and they will debut at CES 2018. These Augmented Reality smart glasses will be built by Vuzix Corp. and are called Vuzix Blade. The AR glasses will be tied to the Alexa voice assistant and will be able to display information the user asks Alexa for in the wearer's field of view, according to Vuzix CEO Paul Travers. Amazon has also confirmed that the Blade smart glasses will be the first to launch with Alexa tech inside. An Amazon spokeswoman said Amazon is "excited about the potential... Read more...
Until now, Vuzix and its M100 Smart Glasses have been little more than an intriguing potential competitor to Google Glass, but Lenovo has stepped up to back the smart glasses in a co-branding deal as part of Lenovo’s NBD (New Business Development) brand. Lenovo will do the heavy lifting on the marketing side, selling the specs in China with the ungainly official moniker "Vuzix 100 Smart Glasses powered by Lenovo NBD". Vuzix’ smart glasses have been tailored for the Chinese market, with features such as Chinese language voice recognition, mapping, and “domestic cloud services”, although the pair plan to push into other geographical markets. M100 with prescription frames... Read more...
CES is chock full of enough new products and technologies to make even the most cynical techie salivate, but as always, there are a handful of items that tend to rise to the top and stand out for being the best products of their kind or for true innovation.  We thought we'd run down a short list of the stand-out products of this year's CES and highlight them here for the HOT hardware that they are. If you’re a gamer, you have to be pumped about this year’s CES. We know that a Steam console is in the works, and we got to feast our eyes on two terrific mobile gaming devices in the Razer Edge and NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD. SHIELD looks like a game controller enabled with a 5-inch... Read more...
For as much attention Google Glass has received, due in part to appearing on the face of Google co-founder Sergey Brin at high-profile events such as a New York fashion show, Vuzix Corporation’s M100 Smart Glasses may quietly be beating Google to market. Indeed, Vuzix expects its M100 Smart Glasses to ship in the second half of this year. Slightly less silly-looking than Google Glass, the M100 glasses run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature a color display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 16-degree field of view, and about 2000 nits of brightness. Under the (very tiny) hood is a 1GHz OMAP4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of flash storage with a microSD slot for additional storage.... Read more...
The ambitious folks at Vuzix announced plans to develop what they consider the Holy Grail of the wearable display industry, otherwise known as "Smart Glasses." It's all a fancy pants way of describing a pair of see-through HD glasses in a designer sunglasses form factor, but with Web capabilities baked in. "Now after years of internal developments and our recent licensing relationship with Nokia Corporation, Smart Glasses Technology is final here," Vuzix explains. "This amazing new technology starts with a compact display engine capable of high contrast and brightness for outdoor use. The output is then relayed into a 1.4mm thick polymer waveguide lens with input and output hologram structures... Read more...
Vuzix is a company that's been pushing out wraparound head goggles for some time now, mostly focusing on bringing portable video right in front of your eyes. They seem a bit awkward at first, but it's the only way to experience a big screen while on an airplane, for example. Now, the next logical step is into the world of the third dimension. The company just took the wraps off of their Wrap 1200 3D Video Eyewear, described as a "plug and play" solution that features internal 16:9 displays that showcase 3D material. When you're wearing them, it's equivalent to viewing a 75" display from 10 feet. Of course, 2D content is also supported, and thanks to the AccuTilt technology, you can adjust it... Read more...
There's no denying that the 3D arena is just blowing up these days, and Vuzix is definitely making a name for itself. The company famous for producing those wacky eye goggles has just announced that it has expanded its 3D support to include field sequential, side by side and 3 formats of anaglyph on its AV Video Eyewear products.There's also a new Auto 3D sensing feature enables Vuzix video eyewear to immediately determine a 3D video format and effortlessly configure the eyewear for 3D display of your chosen content. The 3D format upgrade and the Auto 3D feature are being added to all new iWear AV models, and for those who already own a pair, there's a downloadable free firmware update to enable... Read more...