New Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses with Alexa to official at CES 2018


Vuzix, an American company appears to be geared up to announce a new set of AR (Augmented Reality) based smart glasses in its Blade series of products. The Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses is believed to be unveiled at the upcoming CES 2018 tech show.

New Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses with Alexa to official at CES 2018


It is touted that this is the first pair of smart glasses that will provide a large virtual screen and a lightweight build weighing around 85 grams. The Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses are said to take advantage of the company's own waveguide optics as well as Cobra II display engine that will let you experience AR in the see-through viewing mode.

The new Vuzix Blade smart AR glasses is said to provide weather updates, a video conference tool, event notifications, social and sports feeds, directions, biometrics and menus. It is claimed that users can adjust the field of view and brightness of the smart glasses based on AR based on their requirements so that the wearable device is convenient to use outdoors or at home.

Vuzix Blade AR smart glass will be compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The wearable can show location-aware imagery of where the users are when the phone is hidden in a remote place. Also, it will let users play their favorite games hands-free as it supports such computing and connectivity aspects.

There is a Vuzix Blade AR smart glass companion app for Android and iOS devices that lets users connect the wearable to their smartphones in order to manage notifications and apps. The company claims that there is a growing ecosystem of AR applications, thanks to the developer community using the open Android platform to create such apps. This pair of smart glasses lets users answer phone calls, view text messages, take photos and capture point of view videos as well.


Vuzix smart glasses run the Vuzix Blade OS that offers an intuitive viewing experience and lets users swipe and tap for a seamless navigation experience. The AR smart glasses will also support voice commands as it comes with Alexa voice assistant.

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