The glasses themselves look – for want of a better word – cool. While this is mostly due to the technological limitations of packing so much into so little a space, it is still a concern to those currently enjoying High Definition content. Part of the top of the image was doubled at the bottom of the screen as if caused by a mismatch of widescreen and full screen settings. Read on for our real life review of a pair of AV video glasses. While some of this was partly due to my interpupillary distance – watching the image with one eye drastically improved quality for me – I would compare the overall image quality to that of a budget big screen LCD.
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The outer packaging claims the AVs twin x LCD screens create a virtual 62 inch screen and while measuring such a claim is difficult, the relative closeness of the image when viewed with the glasses certainly does look big. The way the AVs have been designed allows for both the bridge and temples to be easily moved to create a range of sitting positions. Maybe I was going for too much, too soon: The glasses are futuristic in their design and concept, but the image quality is akin to older standard definition content.
While this may sound heavy compared to my old Oakley Half Jackets 20gI can happily report the AVs feel rather light and comfortable when sitting on your nose.
A similarly rubberised bridge sits the glasses gently on your nose. Read on for our real life review of a pair of AV video glasses. Unfortunately, as I relaxed, I became increasingly aware of the actual image quality.
It has three connectors – each with its own LED: As I thought the unit may be defective, I decided to call Vuzix support. While this is mostly due to the technological limitations of packing so much into so little a space, it is still a concern to those currently enjoying High Definition content. I decided to step down to some more familiar 2D DVD content. Pity nobody told Vuzix. We found this pack to be able to power the glasses for approximately iaear hours on one charge.
The visor section think glasses weighs 85g.
Despite this, we threw on some games which evidenced some LCD blurring but otherwise worked okay. Physically, the actual glasses felt almost as comfortable as my Oakleys.
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The clarity and loudness was such, that placing these speakers just beneath my ear hole provided an acceptable and really quite comfortable experience. When I say comfortable, I am speaking visually. While 3D content did appear mildly 3D I found the actual picture difficult to tune in to and it felt like I was really concentrating hard to see the image.
Completing the visor section are two easily removable speakers earphones which are flexible and can be bent to an extent to your particular head measurements.
After iwezr trial and error I did manage to find a position that felt much better than before but in all honesty, I was never completely comfortable – again, from a visual sense.
While permanently connected via cable, the unit can best be described as having two distinct parts. While some of this was partly due to my interpupillary distance – watching the image with one eye drastically improved quality for me – I would compare the overall image quality to that of a budget big screen LCD.
It was also intimated that a firmware update would likely be released to allow for adjustment of the left and right LCDs independently.
While my personal experience wasn’t stellar – most probably due to my inherent incompatibility with the AV glasses, others who tried the glasses were far more positive. Part of the top of the image was doubled at the bottom of the screen as if caused by a mismatch of widescreen and full screen settings.
With one eye closed, the image was relatively crisp but plagued by a continuously rolling background noise.
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I sat back down and had a more determined go at adjusting the glasses to fit my particular head. Playing Rez HD, for example looked very much like the low resolution Dreamcast version of yesteryear which really polarized my opinion of the iWear AVs. In completely unscientific measurements, the screen size compared favourably to sitting a few metres away from our 50 inch Pioneer plasma reference set.
For peace of mind Vuzix have a 30 day money back guarantee which allows those interested in this technology to really find out if they are compatible with it – risk iwar. The flexing of the speakers was a little haphazard and they would not stretch to fit my ear but va920 proved to be of no consequence. Video glasses are one of those items that are supposed to be relegated to science fiction iwfar, books or perhaps merely the idle mind.
We changed our XBOX settings to try and fix this issue but after a number of attempts, found no way to get a correct image. I say okay because running the usual p goodness into iweaar Vuzix glasses really put them in their place. Luckily, short of some pretty av9920 surgery, Vuzix support offered a few more plausible options like trying once more to again adjust the angle at which the LCDs pointed towards my eyes by pivoting the temples in conjunction with placing the bridge in upside down.