I have used a bunch of different video glasses over the years for reviews and what not. I have never once had a pair of video glasses in my hands that I would remotely consider wearing in public. A geek has his limits after all. The new Moverio BT-100 video glasses have the same ugly style that most of this sort of gadget offers with some notable differences. The first difference is that on the tiny models skull, the glasses look wider than others on the market do.
The real difference though is that Epson is using a new type of transparent lenses that allow you to watch your video content, but allow you to see though the screens at the same time. The idea is that you can keep away of your surroundings. The see through lenses will also allow you to check out the people that are laughing and pointing at you for wearing glasses that look like they came off a Ray Charles caricature.
Each of the little see through screens have a resolution of 960 x 540. They are placed close enough to the eyes that they are able to simulate a screen 320-inches wide from about 20 meters away. The BT-100 glasses are designed to fit over normal eyeglasses and the controller runs Android 2.2. They also have WiFi connectivity and the battery is good for up to six hours. The video glasses will hit Japan on November 25 at a price working out to about $643.
[via The Verge]