Vuzix is one of the pioneers of head mounted displays which is still around since the first big wave of Virtual Reality, founded 1997.
Vuzix announces it will begin pre-order sales for the new high-definition iWear video headphones. In addition, the iWear will be on display at Vuzix’ booth at E3 2015 this week. E3 attendees can find Vuzix in the South Hall Booth Number 2563. Vuzix is a new wave of competitors including Oculus, Sony and a slew of VR startups that are launching or about to launch new virtual reality headsets. Vuzix was founded back in 1997 when the first wave of virtual reality was underway.
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The Vuzix iWear video headphones enable immersive mobile video entertainment and gaming system compatible with any device supporting HDMI output. And now with integrated motion tracking, OSVR, Unity 3D, and Unreal gaming engine support, a growing list of games and VR title support is now offered.
The iWear features dual HD Displays and revolutionary nano optics that provide the equivalent experience of a 130” home television from 10’ and allow the wearer to play games, interact with apps, and watch 2D, 3D and 360° VR movies.
iWear is completely portable and battery-driven so the user can enjoy it at home or on- the- go. It supports any HDMI 2D or 3D video sources including PCs, game consoles, smartphones, Blu-ray players, and Wi-Fi wireless dongles for direct Internet connection.
The iWear is now also enabled with virtual reality tracking sensors and will have optional 3D augmented reality cameras with “point-cloud” tracking capability to provide an exciting AR experience. In addition the iWear comes with 40mm drivers that are noise isolating to give the user a complete high-end audio experience during game play.
“We at Vuzix are excited to be attending E3 and showing off our new iWear0 video headphones and for the first time allowing the public, at a special pre-order price, to order their own,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO at Vuzix. “Winner of multiple awards at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the iWear is now ready to be the most compatible VR and entertainment headset in the market thanks to supporting connectivity and content on almost any device that support HDMI outputs.”
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The Vuzix iWear is available at Vuzix.com at a special pre-order price of $449.99. Delivery of the product will be in Fall 2015.