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Vuzix iWear VR920 - World’s First Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Video Eyewear

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  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Vuzix Corporation, the leading manufacturer of video eyewear and personal display devices, is proud to announce the launch and shipping of the highly anticipated iWear VR920. Winner of the 2007 CES Innovations Award, the VR920 is the world’s first fully immersive virtual reality Video Eyewear. Designed with the PC gaming and simulation in mind and using the same technology the U.S Military employs, the VR920 includes the following features:

    * VGA progressive scan LCDs with support for up to 1024 x 768
    * 32 degree field of view
    * The largest virtual screen, 62 inches from 9 feet
    * Built in microphone for VOIP communications
    * Adjustable headphones
    * Three degree of freedom head tracker
    * 6 ft. slim cable with included miniature USB & VGA connector
    * iWear® 3-D enabled for automatic switch between 2-D & 3-D
    * Visor weighs 3.2 ounces

    “Gamers and simulation enthusiasts alike will experience first hand the awesome, out-of-body experience that the VR920 provides,” explains Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix Corporation. “Never before has Video Eyewear been able to fully immerse a participant in the virtual world of the game. From flight simulators and first-person shooters to online strategy and war games, the VR920 will revolutionize how games are played and developed. This technology will be the centerpiece in the emerging virtual reality and social gaming market.”

    In addition to the video gaming experience, reviewers are touting the iWear VR920 as the most secure way to view all types of content. Vuzix has created a product that will allow users to privately review documents, videos and other content streams in crowded airplanes, mass transit and coffee shops. The iWear VR920 will retail for $399.95.

    Supported Media:

    * Plug and play video with virtually all PC applications (XP and Vista)
    * Thousands of pre-existing applications in full 3D (supported by NVIDIA stereo drivers)
    * The VR920 will completely change the plethora of massively multiplayer applications from World of Warcraft to internet chat in virtual worlds
    * A growing list of tracked title support including:
    * Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    * World of War Craft
    * Unreal Tournament 2004
    * R-factor car racing sim.
    * Bio-Shock (coming soon)
    * And more…

    About Vuzix Corporation:

    Vuzix Corporation, formerly Icuiti, manufactures Video Eyewear and personal display devices for the entertainment, mobile video, defense and commercial markets. Vuzix’ Video Eyewear connects to standard PCs and mobile electronic viewing products such as portable media players, gaming consoles, cell phones, and laptops – providing viewers with a personal big screen experience. The company aims to make its Video Eyewear line standard equipment for playing games as well as watching news, music videos and movies. Vuzix won four CES Innovations Awards and the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award for European Mobile & Wireless services. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a privately held company with offices in Rochester, NY and Tokyo, Japan.

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  2. Sasqui


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    Hmmm... "Three degree of freedom head tracker"

    Looks impressive - where can I try out a pair!
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  3. mandelore


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    "Currently, only nVidia graphics cards formally support stereovision signals."

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  4. WarEagleAU

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    400 bucks for a total 3d view of Fear or something. Hell yeah~
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  5. ChaoticBlankness

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    A small crate floating in the Pacific..
    When ATi support exists I'll consider buying it.. if they add Linux support too, I'll most certainly buy it.
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  6. Mediocre

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    Um dood it has a STANDARD vga port. It works with ATI, NVidia, SIS... You may not get a 'stereo' or '3-d' effect, but it can be used as a 'monitor' on any standard VGA port (as well as component/svideo/etc)

    They are litterally 50 yards from me as I type this. I've used them and they are freakin sweet. We sent a pair to a trade show in Germany with one of our vision systems and it was definately a cool demo.

    I've used the older version for standard windows surfing, DVD viewing, and with our work PC's without ANY issues. The older one has a SINGLE VGA with adapter modules for component/RCA plug/svideo/etc. You can use it just like a monitor...

    They're a bit expensive though

    On a side note - We found a box in the parking lot one rainy morning. It was soaked and starting to rott so we opened it. It was one of these 'headsets' it apparently fell off the UPS truck. UPS had it in their system as 'in transit' and Icuti (now Vuzix - FYI they just changed the logo on their door today) had it as shipped. Now we could have stolen it, but I do have a concience, and we gave it back :(....Anyway, these kick ass and are a lot of fun if you have a few hundred dollars laying around :laugh:
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