If The Vuzix Star 1200 Glasses Are Any Indication, AR Eyewear Is Almost Usable

Vuzix has been playing around with augmented reality for awhile now, and the Star 1200 AR glasses are their most realised implementation of the technology yet, thanks to see-through display technology, a 1080p camera and stereoscopic 3D capabilities.

The Star 1200s have six motion tracking sensors, adjustable earphones and a 16:9 display resolution of 800x452 (which is equivalent to viewing a 60-inch screen from 3m away). This is a big step up from previous consumer AR tech, which kept your eyes limited to a pair of video screens capturing the real world action. The technology can be used to broadcast computer-generated objects and real-time alerts which are triggered by AR markers, or, ostensibly, by the computer or smartphone that the Star 1200s are connected to.

But the Star 1200s will also cost $US5000 when they ship later this year. And at a time when AR technology is more novel than essential, these may remain strictly in the realm of the maker crowd and out of reach from the average tech enthusiast. [Vuzix via Extravaganzi]

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