Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses
Vuzix Blade. © Vuzix.
A new set of AR smart glasses, dubbed the Blade, was recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by display provider Vuzix. Unlike previous versions developed by the company, the entire display and its power source are contained within the eyewear frames. Vuzix worked with Amazon, and the glasses are the first ever to feature Alexa. The glasses can be a headset, can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, or be paired over Bluetooth with an iPhone or Android. The battery lasts between 2-12 hours, depending on if you use it for just notifications or for other intensive applications. In terms of design, these glasses are far ahead of Google Glass – they seem to be the closest to a non-computerized that have been developed to date. A developer version will be available in the next few months, and a version for the public should be available in the second quarter of this year. At the moment they cost $1,000 USD, but Vuzix wants to bring that price down to $500 with future generations.
⇨ Circuit Breaker, “Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next-gen Google Glass we’ve all been waiting for.”