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Vuzix Blade smart glasses unveiled at CES 2018

vuzix blade sideVuzix a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies has announced the official unveiling of the Vuzix Blade. Not only that, it has been was awarded four International CES Innovation 2018 awards.

The Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses provide a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience. This is acheived by using Vuzix’ proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine.

Word is that you’ll even be able to control them using Amazon Alexa and Google Home virtual assistants!

Vuzix Blade

Vuzix BladeIt’s like having your computer or smartphone screen information right in front of you, wherever you go.

The Vuzix Blade weighs in at less than 3 oz so will be comfy to wear all day. They also offers you a sizable virtual screen and brilliant pallet of colours via a thin, completely see-through lens. Moreover, these glasses look pretty cool too.

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The smart glasses feature adjustable FOV location and brightness. Furthermore, there’s great news for spectable wearers such as myself, as they are also prescription ready.

The Vuzix Blade can be paired seamlessly to Android or iOS phones. This means that you can leave your phone in your pocket yet still get location aware content driven by your mobile.

Augmented reality

vuzix blade topDirections, weather, events, video conferencing, social feeds, bio-metrics and more are delivered right in front of you. Literally.

These will give you hands-free access to all the alerts from your phone right out of the box.

The large Vuzix Developer community will be able leverage the open Android platform of the Vuzix Blade to bring new and creative ideas to life. Supported by Vuzix new App Store, Developers can offer or sell their applications to all Vuzix Blade users, expanding an ecosystem of AR applications for real world use today.

The Vuzix Blade with its fashionable form factor and all-day wearability should prove popular.

Words

Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix said:

The official unveiling of the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses from its production ready tooling is a pivotal moment for Vuzix and for the AR industry as a whole, as it introduces the first truly wearable pair of light weight AR smart glasses for consumers and enterprise. What differentiates the Vuzix Blade from all existing or proposed AR smart glasses and mixed reality head mounted computers, is that it’s built for today’s user. With a fashionable form factor, a brilliant display, and a broad range of features that allow the user to experience AR at work or play, the Vuzix Blade is the first pair of smart glasses that people would actually enjoy wearing. Just as important, it is the only AR-enabled pair of smart glasses that work right out of the box, without the need for programming – just connect to your device, customize your settings and go. Either at work or at leisure, the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses are the most compact and sleek AR-enabled smart glasses available today.”

Price and availability

You can preorder the developer kit for a deposit of £479. The £1,932 developer kit provides priority delivery for the developer kit, DVT “pre-production unit” and production unit.

Vuzix Blade smart glasses unveiled at CES 2018

by Jay Garrett time to read: 2 min
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