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SlashGear Week in Review: Week 5 2009

SlashGear Week in Review: Week 5 2009

We opened the week with our first-impressions of the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900, a surprisingly adept smartphone that's managed to impress despite the absence of 3G.  We've also been playing with Vuzix's iWear AV230XL OLED video headset, and the VIA Artigo A2000 Barebone Storage Server.  Finally, if you prefer your gadgets with a bit of (artificial) flesh on their bones, take a look at our Orbita Mouse unboxing; we'll have the full review this coming week.

Vuzix iWear AV230XL Video Headset: SlashGear Review

Vuzix iWear AV230XL Video Headset: SlashGear Review

Head-mounted displays are one of those great ideas that, in practice, few people actually go for.  Yes, having the effect of a full-sized TV with the bulk (and cost) of a set of chunky designer sunglasses is good in theory, but the look can put people off.  Vuzix sent us their OLED-toting iWear AV230XL headset, which promises the experience of watching a 44-inch screen from nine feet away.  Big-screen or big-letdown?  SlashGear set to finding out.

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Vuzix AV310 & AV230XL video headsets launch in Europe

Vuzix AV310 & AV230XL video headsets launch in Europe

Vuzix have announced availability of the AV310 Widescreen Video Headset in Europe, together with the new AV230XL which uses OLED displays for brighter, better contrast images despite requiring less power.   The AV310, which was launched in the US in September, produces a 16:9 image equivalent to watching a 52-inch screen, and is 3D capable; the AV230XL, meanwhile, is equivalent to watching a 44-inch screen from nine feet away.  Both are compatible with the iPhone and iPod, as well as other portable electronics such as DVD players, smartphones and PMPs.

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Vuzix iWear AV310 Widescreen Video Headset

Vuzix iWear AV310 Widescreen Video Headset

Vuzix's iWear "personal video eyewear" has been around for some time, but the company has just announced its first ever widescreen 16:9 aspect video headset.  The iWear AV310 Widescreen gives wearers the impression of a 52-inch TV viewed from nine foot away, and is compatible with iPods, PMPs, video cameras, cellphones with video outputs, games consoles, digital cameras and DVD players.

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