Amazon Now Selling Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

Posted by at 6:36 am on November 19, 2014

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Vuzix Corporation announced on Tuesday that it has scored a deal with Amazon to sell the Vuzix M100 “Prosumer” smart glasses in Amazon’s Wearable Technology store. The specs won’t be made available until November 27, but customers can pre-purchase the Android-based wearable tech now for a whopping $999.99, around $500 less than the Google Glass Explorer Edition.

According to Vuzix, the frames are produced by Rochester Optical, the same company that dishes out the subscription frames for Google Glass. Even so, the M100 can be taken to one of over 13,000 Rochester Optical stores worldwide and upgraded to match the customer’s prescription. Here in North America, offices are clustered around the Northeast and Midwest regions.

The general list of specifications show that the M100 is based on Google’s Android 4.04 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” which is rather old given that Google is now rolling out Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” The specs also include a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of external storage.

Vuzix M100

The display itself has a WQVGA resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a field of view that’s identical to a 4-inch screen seen at 14 inches away. The specs also include a gesture engine, voice controlled navigation, an integrated head tracker, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 5MP camera capable of shooting 1080p video. The host device that connects to the M100 must be Android for now; support for iOS is still in development.

As for getting Vuzix’s M100 smart glasses on Amazon, head here for the Grey version or here for the White model.

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