Vuzix demonstrated its new M100 Smart Glasses at CES 2013, and while they are not expected to ship until the second half of 2013, we do know that they enable wearers to access data and content from the cloud hands free with an iOS or Android smartphone.
The Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 will be the world's first, commercially available, hands free display and cloud connected communications system. The Vuzix M100 contains a virtual display with integrated camera and powerful processing engine, running the Android OS. Users can connect wirelessly to their smartphone (iOS or Android) or other compatible devices. The M100 is also powerful enough to connect directly to the Internet, run applications and games itself. Working in harmony with a smartphone, users can engage with existing and future applications such texts, video, email, mapping, and audio.
As a hands free accessory with integrated camera/display functionality, Vuzix smart glasses not only let you answer the phone with a visual address book, they enable applications from text messaging and email to visual navigation (via an integrated GPS and head tracker) along with more advanced features like video recording. The interactive head tracking and integrated HD camera, combined with applications on the M100 and a smartphone linked to the Cloud, empower smartphone based augmented reality applications.