Epson Beats Google To The Punch, Ships World’s First Android-Based See-Through Wearable Display
Epson today announced the world’s first Android-based see-through wearable display. While their target market appears to be age groups 55 and over, thanks to the solar shade design, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Underneath their geriatric exterior, you’ll find quite a youthful lists of specs that allow users to view streaming video, experience side-by-side 3D content and enjoy downloaded digital content on a virtual 80-inch perceived screen. Other features include:
- Enhanced Mobility: Rechargeable battery offers nearly six hours of battery life
- Removable Memory: Built-in card slot supports up to 32GB microSDHC card
- Download and Go: Transfer content, games and apps to the included 4GB microSDHC card or internal 1GB of user storage on the controller
- Adobe® Flash® 11 Support: Stream videos from popular television websites featuring Flash 11 content and content rich Flash-enabled websites
- Big Sound: Dolby® Mobile surround sound delivered to personal earphones or Moverio’s detachable earphones (included in-box)
- Innovative Navigation: Touch-enabled track pad and navigational buttons enable easy interaction of content
- Immersive 3D: Enjoy side-by-side 3D content like never before
- Android Development Support
The EPSON Moverio BT-100 is now available through Epson’s own retail site www.epsonstore.com, select resellers and by pre-order on Amazon.com and will cost you quite a pretty penny. At $699.99, they’re certainly not the most expensive glasses, but the high price and grandma design are enough for me to hold out until Google releases their own Android-bases glasses (if they ever do).
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