Vuzix combines VR and video glasses with headphones for $500

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Vuzix has announced its IWear 720 Video Headphones. What is striking about the headset is that it consists of video glasses in combination with headphones and that it can be connected to a large number of devices via HDMI.

The IWear 720 is reminiscent of VR glasses as several companies have recently announced, but Vuzix focuses not only on applications such as virtual reality, but also for displaying movies, 3D content, apps and games. The integrated headphones should provide extra immersion.

The headset consists of two screens, each with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The manufacturer claims that the field of view of the viewer corresponds to a 130″ screen from 3 meters away. For VR applications, a three-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and compass are present and for 3d the glasses support stereoscopic display. In addition to the headphones, there are also two noise-cancelling microphones.When watching video, the glasses last 2 to 3 hours with their battery.

The IWear can be connected to external equipment via micro-USB and via HDMI, which means that the glasses can be connected to a large number of devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, Blu-ray players, PCs and consoles. Optionally, Vuzix supplies the headset with a duo of cameras, for augmented reality applications. Vuzix is ​​a member of the Open Source Virtual Reality alliance, which guarantees that the IWear 720 will continue to work with many VR applications. The suggested retail price of the IWear 720 is $500.

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