August 12, 2011 by Rachel Cericola
Vuzix, the company that’s known for strapping a mini theater to your face, is now planning to strap a mini 3D theater to your face.
The company just announced Wrap 1200 Video Eyewear, a plug-and-play pair of glasses that packs in a 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen 3D display that is supposed to make you feel like you’re viewing a 75-inch display from 10 feet.
Of course, it also supports 2D content—and is a lot easier to pack into your travel bag.
“We spent over a year developing the Wrap 1200, ensuring it is one of the most advanced, feature rich video eyewear ever produced,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix’s CEO. “The combination of a 16:9 high resolution widescreen display along with our AccuTilt display angle technology provides our customers with an unmatched mobile viewing experience.”
The AccuTilt technology that he’s talking about means that users can adjust the eyewear 15 degrees up or down, to deliver the best viewing angle, as well as a customized fit. Other features include on-screen display controls, independent left and right eye focal adjustment and both component and composite video connections for superior video quality and maximum compatibility with devices including, game consoles, media players, phones, DVD players and tablets. (Boo on no HDMI!)
Featuring a hypoallergenic nosepiece and detachable noise-isolating stereo earphones, the Wrap 1200 boasts 3 hours of playback on the two included rechargeable AA batteries. Users can sub in two lithium ion batteries for longer flights, which promises up to 7 hours.
For truly in-your-face (or on-your-face) entertainment, the Vuzix Wrap 1200 is available now for $499.99.
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