Vuzix Corporation has lifted the preorder status on its M300 Smart Glasses, making the augmented reality device available for purchase by resellers, registered developers, enterprises, and consumers.
The M300 is targeted for business use-cases, particularly industrial, construction, medical, retail, supply chain, and remote help desk functions. Much like Google Glass, the M300 allows its users hands-free data access and capture.
Running on a dual-core Intel Atom processor, the Android-based smartglasses are equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB port with OTG support, integrated GPS, head-tracking sensors, and 64 GB flash memory.
The device's camera is capable of 13 megapixel images and 1080p video, with features including auto-focus, optical image stabilization, and flash, while the eye-mounted display can output 24-bit color and greater than 2,000 nits brightness with 20 degrees field of view, or the equivalent of a 5-inch mobile device held 14 inches in front of the viewer.
User input on the M300 is conducted via four Android function buttons and a touch pad mounted on the display side frame rail, as well as through voice navigation and a remote control app from paired iOS and Android devices.
The company also has an app store available for the device, with offerings available from mobile standards like Instagram, Netflix, Pandora, Spotify, and Skype as well as AR-focused apps like Wikitude.
Retailing for $1,499, the devices are available for purchase directly from Vuzix by customers in the US as well as in Europe for €1.699,99.
Keep an eye on the website in the coming weeks for the NR50 profile for Vuzix CEO Paul Travers. Jason Odom, the contributing editor for Next Reality, recently had a chance to sit down with Paul about talk about a range of topics.
The company also unveiled a suite of accessories for the device, including hot-swappable on-frame batteries, higher capacity external batteries, left and right eye safety helmet mounts, Micro-USB power adapters, a safety glasses kit that supports prescription lenses, and a carrying case. The accessories range in price from $9.99 for charging cables or ear hooks to $99.99 for frames.
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