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Vuzix “designer sunglasses” styled Glass-rival due after 2015

Vuzix “designer sunglasses” styled Glass-rival due after 2015

Vuzix will take on Google Glass with a wearable headset resembling "designer sunglasses" rather than the somewhat clunky Borg-style tech companies are offering today, thanks to a newly announced deal with a mysterious "Tier 1" brand. The project, which Vuzix says will distill its waveguide-based eyepiece technology - expected to launch this year in industrial form - into a more consumer-friendly form, is expected to reach final design stage sometime in 2015, with a commercial launch beyond that.

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Vuzix M2000AR smart glasses debut Nokia hologram AR tech

Vuzix M2000AR smart glasses debut Nokia hologram AR tech

Vuzix has launched a new rival to Google's Glass, the Vuzix M2000AR HMD, using new Waveguide optics built in partnership with Nokia. Targeted at industrial users, though likely to spawn a consumer version soon, the M2000AR has a 720p display integrated into its monocular lens along with a 1080p camera, integrated head tracking, and a choice of bright monochrome or slightly more subdued full-color screens. According to Vuzix, the hologram-based system it uses is lighter, less bulky, and produces better graphics than the optics regularly used in headsets like Glass.

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Vuzix M100 become first “commercially available” Smart Glasses on the market

Vuzix M100 become first “commercially available” Smart Glasses on the market

If there's one thing the folks at Vuzix can claim without reservation, it's that their smart glasses have become available to the general public before anyone else, including Google. While the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses may not have been designed with the same fashionability in mind that Google Glass was, you'll find this wearable technology ready for a full "hands free" experience for public consumption in time for pre-orders to be fired off here at the start of December. Developers are also invited to join in on the ground level with Production Model shipping right this minute.

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Vuzix Wrap 1200DX hits pre-order featuring HDMI connectivity

Vuzix Wrap 1200DX hits pre-order featuring HDMI connectivity

If you like the idea of a wearable display, but your budget can't afford some of the high-end solutions out there, the Vuzix Wrap 1200DX might be worth a look. This video eyewear product has hit pre-order directly from Vuzix and offers nice features for under $500. The glasses are the world's first all-digital solution offering an HDMI interface.

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Google Glass competition ramps up: Vuzix M100 developer units shipping

Google Glass competition ramps up: Vuzix M100 developer units shipping

It's time for the Smart Glasses wave to blast forth with today's big entry being none other than the Vuzix M100. We've had our hands and eyes on an early edition of this pair of Google Glass competitors back at CES 2013, and today's annWement surrounds the developer edition being shipped out to "Gold Developers" within the next 30 days. With this little beast heading to developers on the back of a newly invigorated Vuzix M100 Developer Program, we can expect the final model for consumers sooner than later!

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Vuzix Wrap 1200AR augmented reality eyewear now shipping

Vuzix Wrap 1200AR augmented reality eyewear now shipping

Vuzix has been producing all sorts of video glasses for a number of years. One of the most recent products that the company has announced is called the Wrap 1200AR. These glasses are see-through augmented reality units providing lots of adjustability to allow wearers the ability to overlay video and other content on what they see in the real world.

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Will Wearables Fuel – or Fracture – Convergence?

Will Wearables Fuel – or Fracture – Convergence?

The candid snapshot of Google exec Sergey Brin, riding the subway on a $2.25 fare while sporting a Glass prototype worth thousands of dollars, has reignited questions around ubiquitous computing. That sighting of Brin is a timely one. Not only is Google's Glass Foundry developer schedule kicking off at the end of January, but several other wearables projects have reached milestones this month; Vuzix brought out prototypes of its Glass rival a few weeks back, while Kickstarter success Memoto applied some extra-sensor balm to the sting of an unexpected hardware delay today.

As each project tracks toward release, however, the ecosystem of more straightforward body-worn gadgetry such as activity monitors like Jawbone's UP picks up for what's predicted to be a bumper year of sales. Still, among sensor ubiquity and the specter of power paucity, the fledgling wearables industry hasn't apparently decided whether it'll face this brave new augmented world hand-in-hand, or jealously guarding its data.

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Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 hands-on

Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 hands-on

Google's Project Glass may have made the augmented reality headlines in 2012, but Vuzix's Smart Glasses M100 is set to be the first wearable on sale in 2013. Packing a full Android-based computer in a headpiece, with an eye-mounted 800 x 480 display and both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, the M100 is at CES 2013 in prototype form, ahead of a launch at "under $500" later in the year. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 takes on Google Glass in 2013

Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 takes on Google Glass in 2013

Vuzix has revealed its challenge to Google's Glass, the Vuzix Smart Glasses M100, a wearable Android computer set to hit the market in early 2013. Resembling an oversized Bluetooth headset, the Ice Cream Sandwich-based M100 consists of a virtual display eyepiece, integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, a 720p HD camera, and head-tracking sensors, and can work in partnership with your iOS or Android smartphone for all manner of augmented reality applications.

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Vuzix STAR 1200 XL see-through AR headset gets even more immersive

Vuzix STAR 1200 XL see-through AR headset gets even more immersive

Vuzix has revealed its latest augmented reality headset, the STAR 1200 XL, featuring transparent lenses for overlaying digital graphics on top of the wearer's view of the real world. Billed as see-through eyewear, the STAR 1200 XL offers a Wide Field of View (WFOV) perspective for 35-degree graphics, with each eyepiece running at WVGA 852 x 480 resolution.

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Raspberry Pi takes on Google’s Project Glass

Raspberry Pi takes on Google’s Project Glass

The developer / engineer known as Will Powell has taken some precise steps towards making Google's Project Glass augmented reality headset look positively late to the market, and Raspberry Pi is his next big leap. What you're about to see in the video below is a quick demonstration of how Powell has taken the Vuzix 1200 Star heads-up glasses and made them next-level awesome by utilizing the ultra-inexpensive and super cute computer known as Raspberry Pi. Though they do take a while to boot up from dead, the whole process is more than promising - it's downright exciting!

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Are $1,500 Google Glasses a bargain?

Are $1,500 Google Glasses a bargain?

Being an early-adopter is seldom cheap, but is Google having a laugh with its $1,500 Project Glass Explorer Edition? Put up for surprise pre-order at Google IO today - though not expected to ship until early next year - the search giant demands a hefty sum for those wanting to augment their reality early. Cutting edge costs, sure, but there's the potential for significantly more affordable options that could be here just as soon as Google Glass is.

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