This year’s Mobile World Congress marked another interesting development in the world of mobile technology. If you’ve been a die-hard fan of the Moverio BT-200 but never got a chance to buy them, then you will probably be excited to learn that Epson’s new smart glasses will get some major upgrades.
It’s official. Pre-registration is set to begin for Epson’s Moverio BT-300. What is being referred to as the world’s lightest binocular was just unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and from the looks of things, it packs some amazing features.
Since many Moverio BT-200 users found the product too heavy, intrusive and with a poor resolution, Epson decided to bring some improvements to this new generation of smart glasses and, quite frankly, it seems to be much better than the previous one.
One of the biggest changes is the company’s shift from an LCD-based glass display (with a low QHD resolution) to a silicon OLED projection based panel.
This will influence many things, such as the response rate, the brightness (the new version will measure 1200cd/m2), the contrast, the visual precision, as well as power usage.
Furthermore, this new product incorporates the Android 5.1 Marshmallow and an Intel Atom X5 processor.
The smart glasses also feature an advanced 5 megapixel camera, which should offer users a much better viewing experience than the previous model.
This camera can be used not only for relaying what is in front of them, but also for determining the positioning of various objects. On top of this, Moverio BT-300’s projection technology should be able to offer and lock 3D content for those particular objects.
One of the most appreciated features of this new model is its size. Apparently, Epson’s new product is much smaller and lighter than the previous one, which will make it easier for people to use it for a long period of time.
The headset will interact with the user through an Android touchpad, connected through a cord. Even though that makes for an annoying navigating experience, it does allow the device to be much lighter, which should constitute as a benefit.
The smart glasses will be available for purchase sometime this year, however the pre-ordering phase will begin soon, so if you want to make sure you get one, you should hurry up.
The price has not been disclosed yet, however since the previous model cost $699, it’s safe to assume it will stay in that range.
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