VR/AR

Blade smart glasses developer kit programme launches

17th January 2018
Lanna Cooper

 

Supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, Vuzix has announced its launch of the developer kit pre-order programme for its Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses. 

The Vuzix Blade leverages the company’s intellectual property patent portfolio and leadership position in the area of optics, head mounted displays and smart glasses, allowing Vuzix to bring to market one of the world's smallest and most sleek pair of AR smart glasses ever developed.

The Vuzix Blade provides a wearable see through information display allowing location aware AR content to be naturally overlaid on the real world without holding onto a tablet or having to deal with the gyrations required for AR to work on a conventional smartphone.

The Vuzix Blade is a natural evolution for where AR is going to be; and delivered in a form factor that people will not be embarrassed to wear in public. The Vuzix Blade form factor is very much like conventional sunglasses and weighs in at less than 3oz including camera, CPU, sensors, and batteries.

Vuzix Blade pre-order deposit programme
Vuzix is offering prioritised access to the Vuzix Blade hardware and software developer’s kit for £1,610 (ex VAT) / €1,910. (ex VAT).

The kit will include a preproduction (DVT) Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses and an upgrade to production hardware when it is commercially available.

It will also include exclusive access to the Software Development Kit (SDK) required for the creation of applications specifically for use and optimisation on the Vuzix Blade. To get in the queue for a developer’s kit a pre-order deposit is required of £399/€475 with the balance due when the kits are finalised and ready for shipping which is expected to be early in 2018 on a priority basis.

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