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Myvu Crystal EV viewer revealed

Myvu Crystal EV viewer revealed

We've talked about the wearable media viewers offered by Myvu before but it seems the company's latest offering, the Crystal EV will soon be available at airports in the U.S. and InMotion Entertainment stores.

The new screen size measures in at 64-inches and uses SolidOptix tech. It can be used with Nokia and Apple devices and sports stereo earphones, noise reduction and a 640 x 480 VGA resolution screen.

Other features include an inline remote, a cable bundle and more. An add on bundle includes an iPhone cable and a travel case. A release date has yet to be announced, but you can get the Crystal EV for $300 and with the add-on for $325 soon.

Myvu Crystal 701 video goggles: deceptively appealing?

Myvu Crystal 701 video goggles: deceptively appealing?

Let's be blunt, you'd have to be a brave person (or entirely lacking in self-awareness) to wear these out in public.  Yet after reviewing the Myvu Crystal 701 video glasses, Gear Diary's Dan Cohen seems surprisingly impressed.  Promising the effect of a 4:3 aspect display viewed from 2m at 640 x 480 VGA resolution, the 701 glasses hook up to standard AV connections or, in Dan's case, your iPod to stop you from squinting at the relatively tiny screen.

Myvu Crystal 701 & Shades 301 VR glasses

Myvu Crystal 701 & Shades 301 VR glasses

Bless this woman for at least trying to look sultry while sporting a ridiculous pair of VR glasses.  Fresh from Myvu, the oddly-amber frames are the new flagship Crystal 701 model, running at 640 x 480 VGA resolution and promising a 22.5 degree field-of-view; that's 33-percent wider than previous versions.  Creating the perception of a 4:3 screen 2m ahead of the wearer, they're powered by a Li-poly battery that's good for four hours.

DIY wearable computer with head-up display

DIY wearable computer with head-up display

Augmented reality - integrating data from computer and internet sources with everyday life - is showing up more and more lately, as cellphones learn to geotag landmarks and webcams are coaxed into spotting special ID glyphs, but we're still a way off from a true mainstream-commercial head-up display.  MicroPCTalk forum member fiveseven808 decided to take matters into his own hands, and hacked together a wearable computer with the eyepiece from a Myvu Crystal, a Sony UMPC and a Motorola iDEN i425 for cheap, always-on connectivity.

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DIY Google Glass puts iOS in front of your eyes

DIY Google Glass puts iOS in front of your eyes

Google may be beavering away on the last stages of Project Glass before the Explorer version arrives with developers, but meanwhile DIY wearable computers are springing up, some with Apple's iOS at their core. A straightforward combination of an iPod touch, off-the-shelf wearable display, Bluetooth camera and a set of safety goggles was enough for AI researcher Rod Furlan to get a glimpse at the benefits of augmented reality, he writes at IEEE Spectrum, though the headset raised as many questions as it provided answers.

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DIY wearable computer uses Beagleboard & wireless keyboard

DIY wearable computer uses Beagleboard & wireless keyboard

Perhaps it makes us unbearably geeky, but we do have more than a soft spot for wearable computers.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for what little sartorial dignity we have left these days) manufacturers are proving more reluctant to put out suitable products, and that leaves the niche clear for DIYers.  Martin Magnusson pointed us in the direction of his own project, taking a Myvu Crystal eyepiece and hooking it up to a Beagleboard fanless computer and four AA batteries.

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