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Vuzix Readies New Stylish Video Projection Eyeware: Wrap 310 and 920

Vuzix, the leader in video eyewear for the consumer, defense and low vision markets, has announced the launch of their new Wrap 310 and 920. Molded into the stylish form factor of sleek, glossy wraparound sunglasses, both the Wrap 310 and 920 models draw up to 6 hours of power from just 2 AA batteries and will accept video from almost any video player, including the iPod and iPhone.

The sunglasses, which simulate a 56″ screen (310) and a 67″ screen (920) from 10′ away respectively projected directly into your eyes come with composite video input, optional VGA and component compatibility adapters, and also include noise isolating earphones making them ideal accessories for anyone with a video-capable iPod and gamers alike. They provide a truly immersive experience.

For now, the Wrap is still only standard definition, supporting 428 x 240 (310) or 640 x 480 (920) at 60Hz with 24-bit color as the cost for the high definition displays becomes prohibitive for the consumer market. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of this technology from Vuzix in HD, then you’re out of luck, unless you’re in the military.

Both models do, however, support both 2D and 3D (side-by-side and anaglyph) video, feature an auto 3D detection technology Vuzix calls, quite simply enough, Vuzix Auto-3D, and will work with NTSC and PAL systems.

Specifications:

  • Equivalent to a  56-inch (310) or 67-inch (910) screen viewed from ten feet
  • Twin high-resolution 428 x 240 (310) or 640 x 480 (910) LCD widescreen displays
  • 24-bit true color (16 million colors)
  • 60Hz progressive scan update rate
  • Ultra-low video distortion
  • 26 degree diagonal field of view
  • 2-3/8″ intraocular distance (IOD)
  • Independent +2 to -5 diopter focus adjustment
  • Weighs less than three ounces

Compatible Devices Include:

  • All iPod/iPhone models
  • Portable DVD players
  • Mobile phones with video output
  • PCs and laptops*
  • Televisions
  • DVD/Blu-Ray players
  • Portable media players

Both models are expected to ship sometime in the fall of 2009.

More information: Vuzix.com

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The HD display technology for these products are still very expensive for the consumer market. At this time, Vuzix only manufactures HD displays for the military, but I was told they hope to bring HD to the consumer market as soon as prices fall to a reasonable level.

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