Using micro-projection technology and a trackpad controller, this uber-cool gadget allows the wearer to experience streaming video, 3D movies and so on a “perceived screen” that is equivalent to viewing an 80” widescreen from a 5 metre distance. This perceived screen is projected on the user’s real physical environment.
Users will be able to access media such as movies and TV shows via the microSDHC card slot provided and internal storage, the Moverio BT-100 comes with a 4GB card and 1GB of internal storage.
These glasses also come with Wi-Fi connectivity (strength depends on proximity of the router) which allows access to mail or content from YouTube, Vimeo and other such sites.
If you are not near a Wi-Fi router, you will also be able to use tethering on your smartphone to keep surfing, you’ll be able to sit on the beach with these glasses on and respond to emails or check out the latest surfing gear.
This device runs on an Android 2.2 platform and comes with Adobe Flash 11 support; which could come in handy for a spot of flash gaming.
The Moverio comes with Dolby Mobile virtual sound, so the device is no slouch in the audio department either. The Moverio BT-100 glasses are touch sensitive and rechargeable. They come with a specially designed carrying case, battery charger and earphones. This avant garde device is priced at $699.99, if you live in the US, you can order them now direct from Epson.
As Epson says, this pioneering technology will open the doors to many more possibilities, as more apps are developed for the Moverio platform.
Here we have a video from Epson explaining more about the Moverio glasses: