Vuzix video eyewear is the modern reincarnation of the Nintendo Virtual Boy. While not quite as groovy as a pair of ginormous red goggles, Vuzix’s impressive line-up of sunglasses put the equivalent of up to 75” of telly right where it is needed most—smack-dab in front of your face.
The company offers a variety of eyewear, including spectacles capable of hooking into 3D modeling software for that augmented reality HOLO-deck experience you never knew you wanted.
The more modestly priced options start at $199, and are compatible with Apple’s range of mobile devices as well as most electronics with video out. Combined with the integrated earbuds, the Wraps offer everything you need to make that long flight with your nephew a little more bearable.
If you upgrade to the $499 Wrap 1200s, the resolution increases from 428 by 240 pixels to 852 by 480. All models weigh less than 3 ounces, and are specifically designed to reduce distortion for headache-free viewing.
Stylish eyewear, at home beside the pool or at 35,000 feet, the Wrap 310XL sunglass-style widescreen eyewear allows you to watch your favorite movies and videos without attracting stares. And, if you are looking to be even more stylish the Wrap lens can be replaced with alternate colors to suit your mood of style.
Vuzix has put a lot of R&D into making sure their products look as inconspicuous as possible, and apart from the cord plugging you into the Matrix (both literally and figuratively), passersby probably won’t notice that you have two tiny LCDs attached to your head.
The company also offers eyewear for military and medical purposes, but all seriousness aside, if you really want to try your hand at being a Terminator, the STAR 1200s have an HD camera bolted to the front so you can have a real-life heads up display while walking downtown. They cost a small fortune, but Skynet sure isn’t going to destroy itself.