We saw what some other VR headset makers have to offer a few days ago, now it’s time for another entrant into the battle! Today, Vuzix has unveiled their new Vuzix iWear video headset. The iWear will be on display at Vuzix’s booth at E3 (South Hall Booth Number 2563) and is available for pre-order right now.
The Vuzix iWear is a nice looking device with some pretty decent specs, including:
- Support for any device with HDMI (2D or 3D) output
- Integrated motion tracking
- OSVR, Unity 3D, and Unreal gaming engine support
- Dual HD displays providing the viewing equivalent of a 130″ tv from 10′ away
- Portable, battery-driven design
- 40mm noise-isolating headphones
Pre-orders are live on Vuzix’s website right now, and you can secure your iWear at a discounted rate of $449.99. This is at least a 10% discount on the final retail price. Your pre-order is secured with a $100 non-refundable deposit, with the remaining amount due when the hardware is available. With your pre-order you’ll also receive free shipping within the continental US, and your price is guaranteed not to change, even if the hardware is ultimately released at a higher price point.
Who’s on board? Let us know if you pre-order the Vuzix iWear, or if you’re at E3 and are able to stop by and see it for yourself.
You can read Vuzix’s full Press Release below:
Vuzix displays all the latest in Entertainment and VR Gaming at their 2015 E3 Booth in South Hall
ROCHESTER, NY, June 15, 2015 — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI) (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, enterprise and entertainment markets, today 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 in Los Angeles, CA, June 16-18, 2015. They will be located in the South Hall Booth Number 2563.
The Vuzix iWear video headphones are the ultimate 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.”