Epson Competes with Google Glass – debuts Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

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It looks like Epson, the maker of printers and projectors, is getting in the Google Glass business. Their version is called the Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses. Epson is marketing their lightweight glasses as an augmented reality platform. Like Google Glass, the Moverio projects the display right in your field of vision through the glass lens. The Moverio features two lenses with their own display, a large virtual screen, front-facing camera, motion tracker, earphones with inline microphone, two shades (light and dark), Bluetooth support, and is compatible with most Android apps. Unlike Google Glass, the Epson Moverio BT-200 is on sale now to the general public. It’s priced at $699.99, which is less than half of Google Glass’ price of $1,500.

Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses Features

  • Innovative micro-projection and see-through imaging technology
  • Binocular, transparent, wearable display — view content, front and center, on a “floating” 80-inch perceived screen
  • Interactive track pad and smart navigation menus put Android-based games, apps and content at your fingertips
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity allows you to browse the web, play games, stream content, check email or research new restaurants from virtually anywhere
  • Bulit-in camera and motion tracker is ideal for hands-free applications
  • Removable memory — built-in card slot supports up to 32GB microSDHC card
  • Easily download — take content, games and apps with you by transferring them to a microSDHC card or built-in 1GB of user storage
  • Immersive 3D — experience 3D content like never before
  • Dolby Mobile surround sound delivered to your own earphones or Moverio’s detachable earphones (included in box)
  • Includes a lens insert for added comfort for those who require prescription lenses
  • Features two UV shades for added contrast
  • Rechargeable battery offers nearly six hours of battery life
  • Includes head set, controller, 4GB microSDHC card, detachable earphones, AC adapter and protective carrying case