Vuzix just won’t let the video eyewear segment be, with their latest offering in this category taking the form of the Vuzix Wrap 1200. In the usual manner, a couple of miniature displays fitted directly behind the glasses simulates a 75”, 16:9 aspect ratio screen viewed from a distance of 10 feet.
Supporting 2D content too, the Vuzix Wrap 1200 is basically built to act as a travel companion to entertainment buffs. Since we’ve tinkered around with a similar pair from Vuzix before, we could say that the content viewing convenience during long flights is a dependable option. The Wrap 1200 is wearable over most prescription glasses and includes a tweakable hypoallergenic nose-piece.
“We spent over a year developing the Wrap 1200, ensuring it is one of the most advanced, feature rich video eyewear ever produced,” explained Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix Corporation. “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 company has equipped the device with AccuTilt technology, which means the eyewear can be adjusted up or down by 15°. Then there’s the option of positioning the displays to match the user’s IPD (Interpupillary Distance) or eye separation for a customized fit. Stringing along detachable noise-isolating stereo earphones, the gadget connects to consoles, media players, phones, DVD players, tablets and similar devices.
The Vuzix Wrap 1200 can presently be grabbed through the company website for $499.99. A pair of AA rechargeable batteries keeps the glasses powered for almost 3 hours of video playback. Those who choose to insert Li-ion batteries into the device can expect up to 7 hours of playback.