Review: Vuzix Wrap 1200 (video)

Vuzix Wrap 1200

The sunglass-style Wrap 1200, by Vuzix, sets a new benchmark for video eyewear.  It has an enormous 16:9 widescreen 75-inch display, and you can see the image from 10-feet away.  In fact, it’s the largest in the industry, and offers an unparalleled movie experience.   Additionally, the Wrap 1200 projects in both 2D and 3D, both at home and on-the-go, and it connects to more media sources in more ways than ever before. It also offers focus, eye-separation and viewing angle adjustments for multiple viewing options.

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By putting on the Wrap 1200, you’ll get 75-inches of virtual screen, and this is a hell of a lot better than stuffing a 75-inch television into that small living room of yours.  A cable runs alongside one leg of the glasses and is connected to a small interface and control box. A few buttons here allow you to control the Vuzix Wrap, and ports on the underside allow you to plug in composite video, mini HDMI, iPod AV or VGA.  At this point, you’re ready for viewing, and you can watch anything from live television shows, movies or even play video games. 

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The Vuzix Wrap’s dual video screens are placed at eye level so it’s no strain on your eyes.  Projected images are vivid and almost overwhelming, coming from a device not much larger than a pair of sunglasses. The Vuzix can handle inputs up to 720p, and the 1200’s will display them back with twin 852×480 LCD displays.  It’s high resolution, and it comes close to high definition….but not quite.

 Viewing the simulated 72-inch screen is sort of like going to an IMAX theater, as the world around you is blocked out.   Its as though you are completely immersed in the media with little peripheral happening around you for you to notice. An optional light shield is available as well, allowing you to further block out any light that may distract your viewing pleasure. 

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The Vuzix Wrap 1200 runs $499 through Skymall, and additional options are available like the PC adapter, the light shield and a rechargeable battery pack.  Besides high-quality imagery, the Vuzix Wrap 1200 does well with its integrated noise-canceling ear phones and several lens adjustments (eye separation and +2 to -5 diopter) for viewing comfort.

For a great immersivee HD video experience, you can purchae the Vuzix Wrap 1200s through Skymall, here.

Check out the video review….

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