As Google Glass prepares to go public, wearable-computing gadgets are becoming the new trend. But before Google creates international buzz with the Glass launch, Epson was already ahead of the game with the Moverio BT-100. These AR (Augmented Reality) glasses recently got an upgrade and morphed into the Moverio BT-200, a similar headset, but now with more features at $700 for pre-order.
The Moverio BT-200 is 60 percent lighter than its predecessor, and includes a dual screen 3-D display, a prescription lens insert, removable shades for sun protection, motion sensors, front facing camera, and a larger, brighter display centered on a user's field of vision. Unlike Google Glass, which works as more of a notification device, the Moverio BT-200 gives users an Android experience complete with an attached touchpad. There is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a Micro SD card slot for extended storage, and up to six hours of battery life on the attached control unit.
Google glass is still the cooler option, but the Moverio BT-200 may be the perfect fit for gamers looking to optimize their gaming experience.