September 21, 2011 by Rachel Cericola
Just days after Sony announced its HMZ-T1 head-mounted Personal 3D Viewer, Vuzix is following up with its own high-tech headset.
Of course, Vuzix is no stranger to video eyewear. However, the new Wrap 1200VR promises new head-tracking technology designed specifically for a “step-inside” gaming experience. Part of that experience includes a 16:9 widescreen, virtual display right on your face, in a sunglass-style package.
Promising a 35-degree field of view, the Wrap 1200VR is supposedly equivalent to watching 3D content on a 75-inch display from 10 feet away. The Wrap 1200VR supports the latest side-by-side 3D video format, with support from more than 100 titles for 3D video and/or head tracking. A few of those compatible titles includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Fallout 3, F.E.A.R., and more. Besides the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, it can also connect to Windows 7, Vista and XP PCs.
The Wrap Tracker 6TC with compass is the new head-tracking technology, which uses nine sensors to create a 3-degree of freedom solution with automatic drift compensation for smooth, realistic motion tracking.
“The Wrap 1200VR allows our customers to step into another world, creating an immersive gaming or movie watching experience”, said Paul Travers, Vuzix’s CEO. “With new tracking sensor technology and improved WVGA displays that support resolutions of up to 1280x720 (720p), the Wrap 1200VR provides the best consumer level VR solution available today.”
Vuzix is currently selling the Wrap 1200VR on its website for $599.99.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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