Vuzix says its new Wrap 920AV video glasses (which work with iPods and the iPhone) provide the same effect as looking at a 60-inch monitor from a distance of nine feet. And unlike other models that left you blind on public transport, the sunglass-style Wrap has a "see-thru" lens design that lets you watch a private video display while still being able to see out of the glasses. It also supports prescription lens inserts and noise-canceling in-ear earbuds are also integrated into the design.
Down the track, an optional 6-Degree of Freedom tracking sensor and/or Stereo Camera Pair will enable users to upgrade their Wrap 920AV to experience virtual, augmented and mixed reality environments.
Compatible devices include the iPod and iPhone, portable DVD players, media players, digital cameras, camcorders, cell phones with video out, PCs and laptops with S-Video output.
The Wrap 920AV is powered by two AA batteries and weighs less than three ounces, according to Vuzix.
Pricing was not announced; Vuzix expects to ship the new video glasses in Spring, 2009.
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