Vuzix VR920 iWear Virtual Gaming Eyewear Review

August 7th 2008 | Gaming + Multimedia + Peripherals
Vuzix VR920 iWear Virtual Gaming Eyewear Review

Vuzix’s iWear VR920 ($399) is pitched as the world’s first fully immersive virtual reality video eyewear. Now I’m not sure if that means there are other virtual reality glasses on the market that aren’t ‘fully immersive’, but the VR920 certainly are a head trip. This PC and Mac-compatible eyewear is packed with technology that would leave the most ardent Star Trek geek baffled. Inside the plastic rims are progressive scan LCDs, a 32-degree field of view, head tracker, 3D support and a virtual 62-inch screen.

The VR920 is a niche product aimed at hardcore gamers looking for the next buzz. Designed with the PC gaming and simulation in mind and using the same technology the U.S. Military employs, the VR920′s progressive scan LCDs display a 62-inch display at resolutions up to 1024×768. There’s also built-in microphone for abusing your online buddies, and the headphones are adjustable (flexible stems can be bent and twisted to adjust to your particular needs or removed if you wish to use an alternate audio source) for getting the best sound quality.

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Vuzix VR920 iWear Virtual Gaming Eyewear Review
Published in: Gaming + Multimedia + Peripherals on 2008-08-07