VR gaming is not only the hottest tech in gaming but it seems to be getting better traction among enthusiasts compared to when “3D” was being pushed to consumers a few years ago. Manufacturers such as Vuzix have jumped on this opportunity and have developed their line of mobile video entertainment and gaming system compatible products to meet this increasing demand. These technologies will be in showcase at E3 from June 16 through 18 and will let the public be able to test out Vuzix’ iWear before it hits the market in Fall 2015 with an MSRP of $449.99. More information is available from the official press release below:
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.”
The Vuzix iWear is available at Vuzix.com at a special pre-order price of $449.99. Delivery of the product will be in Fall 2015.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, enterprise and entertainment markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 41 patents and 10 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2015 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer
Certain statements contained in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release related to the iWear video headphones and E3, among other things, and the Company’s leadership in the Video Eyewear and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “should” and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company’s beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.