updated 06:35 am EST, Tue February 12, 2013
Vuzix 1200AR now shipping, delivers high definition AR for $1499
Vuzix has launched its 1200AR augmented reality wearable display, aimed at professionals as well as enthusiasts. The device gives users a wide array of customization options to ensure the best fit and optimal clarity. It also creates the effect of viewing a 75-inch display from 10 feet away in up to 720p at 60Hz.
Using Vuzix AccuTilt tech, the device allows users to individually adjust the image for each eye, including a separate focus function. The included mounted stereo AR camera system allows users to capture video in stereoscopic 3D, while it is also compatible with all major AR content creation systems. The headset also ships with a copy of maxReality AR plug-in software for Autodesk 3ds Max, which converts 3ds Max scenes and objects into 3D AR content.
The 1200AR eyewear also incorporates head tracking technology, utilizing three gyros, three accelerometers and three magneto-resistive sensors to take advantage of software with spacial awareness, responding to a user's current direction and angle of view. Also included are a pair of noise isolating earphones that can also be removed and replaced with a user's own set.
The Vuzix 1200AR system is compatible with Windows XP, 7 and 8 in both 32bit- and 64-bit versions. It is retailing for $1499 a set.