Vuzix have announced an all-new and quite cool-looking set of iPod/iPhone-compatible digital video glasses, set to ship just in time for Christmas.

The new wraps look like sunglasses and feature ‘see-thru’ Quantum optics technology that doesn’t block out the world around you while you watch your private video display or play a game or check Google Maps or whatever you happen to be doing in your 21st Century ‘Augmented Reality’. (It’s all getting very Matrix, is it?)

A patent pending electronic IPD system enables adjustment for virtually all facial structures and optional prescription lens inserts provide the ultimate solution for eyeglass wearers.

The glasses will be made available in three models:

The Wrap 920 offers a 60-inch monitor as seen from 9 feet and weighs just 3 ounces. They provide a 30-degree field of view, ship with removable noise-cancelling earphones and work for six hours with two batteries. There’s also an expansion port that’ll give it VGA / component outputs in the near future,

They are compatible with all NTSC or PAL audio/video devices equipped with video-out capabilities, so that’s iPods, iPhones, DVD players, Media Players, Camcorders, and so forth.

While you wait for these new augmented reality shades to ship, why not take a look at the existing range of these offered by Amazon, and consider those up to $99 discounts on the older models while you make up your mind.

via Engadget.

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