Vuzix debuts iWear AV310 Widescreen: First-ever widescreen personal video eyewear

Vuzix Corporation has announced their latest addition to the Video Eyewear market: iWear AV310 Widescreen. This first-ever consumer iWear with a true widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio giving users a true home movie theater feel. The AV310 projects a virtual 52’ screen from 9-feet and will run for five full hours on a single AA battery. Additionally, the AV310 offers independent focus adjustment, adjustable earbuds and nosepiece for unmatched long term comfort. Users can also expect improved compatibility, as the AV310 is compatible with all NTSC or PAL devices with a video output. Compatible devices include:

• All iPod models
• Portable media players
• Video cameras
• Cellular phones with video output
• Gaming consoles
• Digital cameras
• DVD players

“We are committed to providing our customers with the latest innovation in this exciting category and are delighted to provide the world’s first and only widescreen video eyewear,” said Vuzix CEO Paul Travers, in the press release. “The revolutionary iWear AV310 Widescreen is the ideal choice for the mobile consumer who’s craving a way to significantly enhance their portable viewing experience,” added Travers.

The AV310’s features include:

• Virtual 52’ screen viewed from 9-feet
• Full 16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio
• Independent +2 to -5 diopter focus, providing individual adjustment for each eye
• Twin high-resolution LCD displays from Kopin Corporation
• “Vuzix’ 3D” watermark compliant
• Removable and comfort fit earbuds
• Adjustable, hypoallergenic nosepiece
• AccuTilt™ viewer with 15 degrees of tilt adjustment
• Up to 5 hours of battery life on one AA battery
• On screen display settings control
• For use with or without eyeglasses
• MSRP $249.95

The AV310 will be available via Brookstone, SkyMall, MicroCenter, Hammacher Schlemmer and

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]


  1. They’d be perfect for the iPhone, but is it supported? Their site offers no info, just “coming soon.”

    Also, 640×480 is decent, at least all my encoded movies on the iPhone and AppleTV would be just fine on it.

    What took them so long to get widescreen anyway? Isn’t it just the proper shaping and reallocating pixels on the LCD?

    Lastly, this is one of the reasons why video out should be available on all the App Store games and apps, not just for video playback!

  2. a flat 52 foot screen that is 9 feet away from you gives you a field of view of about 142 degrees. that is like being even closer to the screen in a movie theater than the front row!

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