Vuzix IWear HMD Shipping To Consumers

Posted: Dec 14 2015, 10:38am CST | by , Updated: Dec 14 2015, 9:24pm CST, in News | Technology News

Vuzix iWear HMD Shipping to Consumers

Vuzix rolls out the new iWear video glasses to consumers.

Vuzix Corporation today announced that it has begun shipping its iWear Video Headphones to consumers. The multi-platform iWear Video Headphones are portable video entertainment and gaming system with VR support. iWear Video Headphones are now available for purchase on the Vuzix website and at Amazon for $499.99.

In October, Vuzix shipped the first orders to developers. This week, the company began shipping the product to consumers, starting with initial pre-orders. Going forward, incoming new orders will be shipped according to the terms and conditions at the time of order.

"We are excited to begin consumer shipments of the iWear Video Headphones," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. "We are fulfilling orders quickly now and anticipate strong demand going forward.”

“The iWear Video Headphones reflect our pursuit of providing one of the best entertainment and gaming experiences that users can find. Its portability and compatibility allow people to enjoy their video headphones on almost any platform. Whether it’s a gaming console, iPhone, VR application, computer or even drones, with the appropriate receiver, the user can just plug the iWear in and enhance their gaming or entertainment experience,” Mr. Travers added. “It also makes the perfect gift.”

The Vuzix iWear Video Headphones designed for mobile video entertainment and gaming system and are compatible with most HDMI sources.

The iWear Video Headphones have integrated motion tracking, OSR, Unity 3D, and Unreal gaming engine support with a growing list of games and VR title support.

The iWear features dual HD Displays and nano-optics that provide the equivalent experience of a 125" home television from 10 feet and allow the wearer to play games, interact with apps, watch 2D, 3D and 360°VR movies and even fly drones. iWear is completely portable and battery-driven.

Vuzix has been in the HMD business for almost two decades. The newcomers including Oculus Rift generate more attention, but Vuzix has a solid offering with the iWear. It is a race for content that goes beyond 2D video content.

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