Tag: Vuzix

At CES 2019, VR and AR took small but meaningful steps forward

Ahead of 2019’s Consumer Electronics Show, I hoped to see several key developments with next-generation VR and AR headsets — dramatically higher-resolution PC VR headsets, compelling standalone VR headsets, and and less conspicuous AR headsets with wider fields of view. I won’t tell you that these predictions turned out to be fully correct, but they weren’t completely […]

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Vuzix will ship $1,000 consumer Blade AR smart glasses in February

Following last year’s release of an enterprise version of Blade, a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that resemble traditional sunglasses, Vuzix today confirmed dates and pricing for its consumer model. Previously referred to as “Blade General,” the retail version of Blade is available for preorder today at $1,000, and shipping in 4-6 weeks. Unlike […]

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Thalmic Labs rebrands as North, launches $999 Alexa-powered holographic glasses

Well-financed wearables company Thalmic Labs is no more — the Canadian startup today announced that it will henceforth be known as North. But more important than that, Thalmic Labs North finally unveiled its second product: holographic smart glasses. Called Focals, the new custom-built wearables sport lenses with a built-in display showing you information from your phone, […]

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Vuzix will sell Blade AR glasses in November, retail bundle in 2019

Having originally planned to sell its lightweight Blade AR smart glasses in 2017, VR/AR headset maker Vuzix has announced separate 2018 and 2019 ship dates for two versions of the product. The initial commercial version — called Blade Edge — will begin shipping in the first week of November, followed by a January 2019 release […]

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