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Android Glasses Have Arrived, But Not From Google, From Epson

Android Glasses, Epson Glasses, Moverio, Thedroidguy, 9to5googleEpson has been around since the dot matrix printer days. I know some of you are thinking “What’s a dot matrix printer”? Well just take my word for it, it’s a long time.

The Tokyo Japan based company has announced the availability of the Epson Moverio BT-100 Android powered glasses. They carry an MSRP of $699 but for the technology you’re getting, that’s a relatively good deal.

The Moverio BT-100 feature include:
80 inch perceived projection display
Dolby Mobile surround sound
Wi-Fi Connectivity
6 hour battery life
1gb of built in storage
microSD slot with 4gb card.

More after the break

The glasses use micro-projection technology along with an Android powered track-pad controller. The user can enjoy video on the 80 inch perceived projection display. You can also experience 3d side by side content and download digital content.

Apps like Netflix, Amazon Kindle, and Angry Birds work great on the Moverio BT-100 glasses.

“As the world leader in visual imaging technology, Epson continually strives to set industry benchmarks for quality and innovation,” said Anna Jen, director of New Business Development, Epson America. “The Moverio BT-100 see-through display is poised to significantly impact not only the way people interact with content for personal enjoyment, but the development of content for future applications – from virtual training platforms to a new way to interact with 3D CADenvironments to visualizing 3D design renderings.”

Highlighted features:

  • Enhanced Mobility: Rechargeable battery offers nearly six hours of battery life
  • Removable Memory: Built-in card slot supports up to 32GB microSDHC card
  • Download and Go: Transfer content, games and apps to the included 4GB microSDHC card or internal 1GB of user storage on the controller
  • Adobe® Flash® 11 Support: Stream videos from popular television websites featuring Flash 11 content and content rich Flash-enabled websites
  • Big Sound: Dolby® Mobile surround sound delivered to personal earphones or Moverio’s detachable earphones (included in-box)
  • Innovative Navigation: Touch-enabled track pad and navigational buttons enable easy interaction of content
  • Immersive 3D: Enjoy side-by-side 3D content like never before

Epson is also looking for developers interested in working on the platform. Developers can visit for more information, as can consumers interested in the first ever Android glasses.

source: 9to5 (there’s video at the source link)


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