Epson® Maverio BT 100 – for your eyes only
While technology is shifting gears to reach the next level, mobility has become a widely accepted standard for upcoming products. Another advancement in mobility comes from Epson, which has launched the first series of its see-through head-mounted display. Named Moverio BT 100, the development of this head-mounted display involved the advanced concept of imaging technology from Epson. Epson is a well-known manufacturer of printers and an expert in the field of imaging technology.
Moverio BT 100 provides the same quality of image that can be viewed on a 320-inch display from a distance of 20 meters. It has display resolution of 960 x 540 pixels (QHD), which is one quarter of a full HD 1080p frame. It offers an aspect ratio of 16:9. With such quality, you get a viewing experience similar to that of big-screen projectors. The mobility plays its advantage right here, as you can take the experience to flights and train journeys as well.
Epson offers Wi-Fi connectivity, detachable headphones, 4GB SD card, 1 GB internal memory, carry case, battery charger, and a control unit. The control unit runs Android 2.2 to enable web browsing and features dedicated buttons for common functions and a trackpad. Users can easily surf on the Internet, watch MPEG 4 multimedia, and enjoy the 3D mode, simultaneously. Moverio BT 100 comes with transparent lenses so that users do not feel oblivious of the surroundings while actively viewing any content. The battery life of Moverio BT 100 is six hours.
"As a business, Epson is focused on innovation and identifying and catering for future technology trends - and we are particularly excited about the opportunities for bringing wearable see-through technology to market. This wearable content viewing device offers users the opportunity to watch content on the go, without being cut off from their surrounding environment. The BT-100 is the first generation of this kind of innovative conceptual product that we are committed to developing further and delivering real customer value,” said Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, senior business manager, Epson Europe.
Epson Moverio BT 100 seems to be a good choice for watching media contents; and those who like to get their hands on new and trendy gadgets might already have decided. The price is expected to be $770.