After smartphones, tablets and cameras, the Android platform will now be seen in the recently released Epson Moverio BT-100 wearable, see-through display glasses. Touted to be a first in this fresh category, the device employs micro-projection technology and an Android based trackpad controller.
Using Moverio, people can download videos for direct viewing on the virtual 80-inch perceived screen of this head-mounted display. The embedded rechargeable battery should help it survive up to 6 hours of usage. Built with Wi-Fi connectivity, the wireless wearable comes with 1GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB by means of a microSDHC card. A 4GB card ships with the package.
“As the world leader in visual imaging technology, Epson continually strives to set industry benchmarks for quality and innovation,” commented Anna Jen, director of New Business Development, Epson America. “The Moverio BT-100 see-through display is poised to significantly impact not only the way people interact with content for personal enjoyment, but the development of content for future applications – from virtual training platforms to a new way to interact with 3D CAD environments to visualizing 3D design renderings.”
Support for Adobe Flash Player 11 should allow seamless streaming of videos from select television websites. It can also be used to access content through other regular Flash enabled sites. The incorporated Dolby Mobile surround sound technology syncs easily with users’ personal headsets or the earphones that have been included in the box.
The Epson Moverio BT-100 price is $699.99 in the U.S. it is now available through select resellers, the Epson retail website or via Amazon.