updated 03:35 pm EDT, Tue September 11, 2007
New VR video eyewear ships
Major video eyewear manufacturer Vuzix today began shipping its iWear VR920 fully immersive virtual reality video eyewear. Designed for PC gaming and simulation, the glasses use the same technology that the U.S. Military employs, according to Vuzix. The VR920 features VGA progressive scan LCDs with support for up to 1024x768 resolution and a 32-degree field of view for a virtual screen measuring 64-inches from 9-feet. A built-in microphone and adjustable headphones support VoIP (Voice over IP) communications, while a 6-foot slim cable is included with a mini USB and VGA connector. The glasses allow users to switch between 2D and 3D viewing, and weigh 3.2-ounces. The glasses are priced at $400.
Vuzix's new eyewear boasts Plug-and-Play video with virtually all PC applications (Windows XP and Windows Vista), and offers full 3D support for thousands of pre-existing applications. Individual titles already supported include Microsoft Flight Simulator X, World of Warcraft, Unreal Tournament 2004, R-factor car racing simulator, Bio-Shock (in the near future), and more.